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Mazda 3

(2019 - present)

The Mazda 3 (officially styled as the Mazda3) is a medium-sized family car available in five-door hatchback and saloon body styles.

The latest generation was unveiled in November 2018 and went on sale in the UK in summer 2019, initially only as a hatchback and with a limited range of engines. The saloon version and additional engine options both arrived in late 2019.

The new Mazda 3 has received generally good to very good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its styling and value for money. Early criticisms were made of a lack of performance in the engines available from launch, which were partly addressed by the more powerful SkyActiv X engine that arrived a few months after launch.

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Body style: Five-door hatch and saloon
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £20,595 on-road

Launched: Spring 2019
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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Green Car Guide


Honest John




The Sun


The Sunday Times


The Telegraph


Top Gear


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Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: May 2019









Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The new Mazda 3 has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Security Rating

Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Fail

Date: 2019


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Mazda 3 has received


  • World Car of the Year Awards – World Car Design of the Year


  • Scottish Car of the Year
  • Red Dot product design awards – Best of the Best
  • Honest John Awards – Family Car of the Year

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