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This generation of Mazda 3 has been produced from September, 2006 to January, 2009. We can provide information about 7 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced only with front wheel drive.

This Mazda is available with four petrol engines with displacement from 1.4 to 2.3 litres and power of from 84 to 265 horsepower un two diesel engines with displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and power of from 109 to 143 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (6 versions), as well as automatic (1 version) gearbox.

Mazda 3 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6.7 to 9.7 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.8 to 6 litres per 100km. The most economical Mazda 3 petrol engine version is Mazda 3 1.4 S-VT, consuming 6.7 litres per 100km. While the most economical Mazda 3 diesel - Mazda 3 1.6 CiTD for 100 kilometers consumes 4.8 liters of diesel.

Mazda 3 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 157 to 231 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 128 to 162 grams per kilometer. From Mazda 3 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Mazda 3 1.4 S-VT which produces an average of 157 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Mazda 3 diesels least CO2 distributes Mazda 3 1.6 CiTD - 128 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.1 seconds has Mazda 3 MPS version, conversely the tardiest one is Mazda 3 1.4 S-VT reaching this speed only in 14.9 seconds.

This Mazda is relatively cheap - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 2700 $. According to user reviews, average Mazda 3 repair costs are 60 $ per year. Below you will find more detailed information about Mazda 3 prices and costs.

In user reviews Mazda 3 received average grade 9.0 (from 10), which is good rating, on average cars of this age are rated only 8.0. All authors of reviews would recommend Mazda 3 to the friend.

Mazda 3 modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox
Mazda 3 1.4 S-VT Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 1.4 Petrol 84 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mazda 3 1.6 S-VT Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 1.6 Petrol 105 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mazda 3 1.6 S-VT Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 1.6 Petrol 105 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (4 gears)
Mazda 3 1.6 CiTD Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 1.6 Diesel 109 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mazda 3 2.0 S-VT Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 2.0 Petrol 150 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears)
Mazda 3 2.0 CiTD hp Apr 2007 — Jan 2009 2.0 Diesel 143 HP 6 l/100km Manual (6 gears)
Mazda 3 MPS Sep 2006 — Jan 2009 2.3 Petrol 265 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (5 gears)

Mazda 3 safety

During safety testing Mazda 3 has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Mazda 3 is evaluated with four stars, children safety - with three stars, and for pedestrian protection Mazda 3 got two stars.

Mazda 3 prices

Mazda 3 hatchback price in Latvia is from 800 $ to 4000 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Mazda 3 price is more below average - Mazda 3 is approximately for 22 percents cheaper then average hatchbacks of this age (compare hatchbacks 2006 - 2009 prices). Despite of relatively low price Mazda 3 quality is above average (see below), so this Mazda can be a good buy.

YearLowest price ($)Average price ($)Highest price ($)Availability
2008 3000 3300 3700
2007 2600 3200 4000
2006 800 1600 3000

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Mazda 3 quality

production year from 2006 to 2009

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Mazda 3 quality is entirely high.
During regular inspections failures are found for approximately only 10.2 percents of Mazda 3.

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Year of inspection Age of car Failures found %
/ average for same age cars
Place in rating
Mazda 3 produced in 2009
2017 8 years 6.8% / 15.20% 1. from 117
2016 7 years 19.0% / 19.10% 60. from 116
2015 6 years 5.4% / 13.90% 1. from 125
2014 5 years 13.4% / 14.80% 44. from 122
2013 4 years 2.7% / 6.20% 2. from 132
2012 3 years 3.2% / 5.90% 8. from 129
2011 2 years 2.9% / 5.50% 11. from 132
Mazda 3 produced in 2008
2017 9 years 22.9% / 20.90% 69. from 106
2016 8 years 19.0% / 19.10% 60. from 116
2015 7 years 18.4% / 20.10% 45. from 111
2014 6 years 13.4% / 14.80% 44. from 122
2013 5 years 6.2% / 10.80% 12. from 121
2012 4 years 3.2% / 5.90% 8. from 129
2011 3 years 2.9% / 5.50% 11. from 132
2010 2 years 2.6% / 5.10% 3. from 131
Mazda 3 produced in 2007
2017 10 years 22.9% / 20.90% 69. from 106
2016 9 years 25.3% / 24.90% 52. from 102
2015 8 years 18.4% / 20.10% 45. from 111
2014 7 years 18.3% / 21.80% 33. from 113
2013 6 years 6.2% / 10.80% 12. from 121
2012 5 years 5.8% / 10.30% 10. from 122
2011 4 years 2.9% / 5.50% 11. from 132
2010 3 years 2.6% / 5.10% 3. from 131
2009 2 years 2.7% / 5.00% 5. from 117
Mazda 3 produced in 2006
2017 11 years 28.0% / 27.10% 42. from 86
2016 10 years 25.3% / 24.90% 52. from 102
2015 9 years 24.7% / 26.80% 35. from 95
2014 8 years 18.3% / 21.80% 33. from 113
2013 7 years 11.4% / 17.20% 19. from 107
2012 6 years 5.8% / 10.30% 10. from 122
2011 5 years 6.6% / 10.40% 21. from 120
2010 4 years 2.6% / 5.10% 3. from 131
2009 3 years 2.7% / 5.00% 5. from 117
2008 2 years 1.2% / 4.80% 1. from 116

Mazda 3 hatchback features (options)

Percentage of Mazda 3 with corresponding feature (option)

Adjustable steering wheel
81%
Conditioning
77%
Climate control
69%
Heated seats
68%
Metallic paint
63%
Rain sensor
32%
Cruise control
24%
Xenon headlights
16%
Rear parking sensors
9%
Auxiliary heating
6%
Leather upholstery
5%
Dimming mirrors
5%
Electrically adjustable seats
5%

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Mazda 3 reviews

Mazda 3 Hatchback 2006.year Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total car rating:
10/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 37
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2008.year Petrol 1.6 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:6`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 299.7 $ (~ 299 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 50
Mazda 3 Hatchback 2008.year Petrol 1.7 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (age of car 0 years) Owned for:125`000 kilometers (6 years)
Total cost of repairs: 388.5 $ (~ 64 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
 
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