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Mazda MAZDA3 News

2021 Mazda 3 starts just over $20,000, but top Turbo can cost nearly $40,000
2021 Mazda 3 starts just over $20,000, but top Turbo can cost nearly $40,000

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback gets simultaneously cheaper and more expensive with a broader lineup that includes a new entry-level model and a new range-topping turbocharged model. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.0 sedan with the small 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 new for 2021 starts at...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 with turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive leaked
New 2021 Mazda 3 compact car upgrades to three available engines

The 2021 Mazda 3 compact car will offer three available engines when it goes on sale, including a new entry-level inline-4. Following the news of the return of a larger turbocharged engine, Mazda revealed a smaller 155-horsepower 2.0-liter inline-4 to complement the 2.5-liter engines available in...Read More»

2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo
2021 Mazda 3 spins out a turbocharged all-wheel-drive compact contender

It's been a long time coming, but a turbocharger finally returns to the Mazda 3. Just don't call it a Mazdaspeed 3. The 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo makes 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque from its 2.5-liter turbo-4 with 93 octane gas, the automaker announced Wednesday. The torque-rich engine...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Honda Civic vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

The Mazda 3 and Honda Civic stand above and beyond much of the compact-car class for how they prioritize the driving experience itself. Neither one forgets that cost-conscious compact-car shoppers want a car that’s inherently practical, frugal, and packed with features for the money. These...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
2020 Mazda 3 aces NHTSA crash testing

The 2020 Mazda 3 earned a top five-star rating in each of three crash tests from the NHTSA, the agency announced on February 28. Earlier in the year the IIHS awarded it a Top Safety Pick+. The top marks in federal and independent crash testing make the compact sedan and hatchback among the safest...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3 - Best Car To Buy 2020
Mazda 3: Best Car To Buy 2020 Nominee

Redesigned for 2019, the 2020 Mazda 3 makes our 2020 list because drive opportunities weren’t available until earlier this year. It was worth the wait. The Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback is one of our perennial Best Cars due to its sporty handling and available features list. Mazda...Read More»

2020 Kia Soul First Drive
2020 Kia Soul vs. 2020 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

If the compact hatchback was the precursor to the small crossover, then the Kia Soul and Mazda 3 took completely different approaches in influencing small crossovers that came after them. The redesigned 2020 Kia Soul is less quirky than when the hamsterbox first launched for 2010, yet it still...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
Mazda recalls more than 9K Mazda3s for poorly fitted front seats

The latest 2019 Mazda 3 is subject to another new recall. According to documents the Japanese brand filed with the NHTSA, Mazda is recalling 9,430 cars for poorly fitted front seats. The documents, published last week, detail an issue with head restraints in the compact cars. In a crash, the head...Read More»

2018 Mazda CX-5
Mazda recalls 262K CX-5, Mazda 3, Mazda 6 cars for engine stall issues

Three Mazda vehicles will be recalled for problems that could cause their engines to stall. According to documents Mazda filed with the NHTSA and published this week, the CX-5 crossover, Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback, and Mazda 6 sedan are all included in the recall. The affected models come from the...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
More than 25K 2019 Mazda 3s recalled for potentially loose wheel nuts

Last month, Mazda said it would recall about 25,000 2019 Mazda 3 models for wheel lug nuts that weren't tightened properly and could loosen over time. The recall affects 25,003 2019 Mazda 3 sedans and hatchbacks and will begin next month. Mazda said it will notify owners immediately. There are no...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 recalled over faulty airbag warning lights

The 2019 Mazda 3 has been recalled over airbag warning lights that may not illuminate correctly. The 17,016 cars affected by the recall may not actually display a warning light if something is wrong with the passenger airbag system specifically, or if a passenger does not have their seat belt...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 earns top marks from IIHS

The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback models earned Top Safety Picks following IIHS crash tests, the insurance industry-funded testing agency said Thursday. The IIHS put both versions of the redesigned Mazda 3 through its slew of tests, and both the sedan and hatchback aced each crash...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Mazda 3 recalled to fix faulty windshield wipers

Mazda will recall 187,789 compact cars to fix faulty windshield wipers that may stop operating, according to documents filed with the NHTSA. The recall covers 2016 through 2018 Mazda 3 sedans and hatchbacks. In documents filed and published earlier this month with the NHTSA, Mazda said the 3 could...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
2019 Mazda 3 first drive: Welcoming a “hip” era for Zoom-Zoom

Before letting us drive its redesigned 2019 Mazda 3, the company’s engineers had us spend time on core-strengthening desk-chair toppers popular in Japan. No, it wasn’t because they saw too many beer guts in the room. In designing and engineering the latest version of the Mazda...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3
2019 Mazda 3 costs $21,895, cheapest AWD model adds $3,000

The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan will cost compact car buyers $21,895 in its least expensive form when it goes on sale in March, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday. For the first time, Mazda will offer the 3 with all-wheel drive, which adds $3,000 to the base price. All prices include a mandatory...Read More»

2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
2019 Mazda 3 bows with new look, upgraded tech

An evolutionary redesign that bowed Wednesday at the 2018 LA Auto Show puts the 2019 Mazda 3 in line with the automaker's larger sedan and its crossover SUVs. Bigger changes come inside and behind the scenes, where the Mazda 3 ushers in a new fuel-saving, high-compression engine, a larger...Read More»

2017 Mazda 3
Apple CarPlay, Android Auto added to 2018 Mazda 3

The 2018 Mazda 3 compact sedan and hatchback joined the ranks of compact cars available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that Mazda dealers were instructed to upgrade Mazda 3 Touring and Grand Touring trim levels with Apple and Android smartphone...Read More»

2018 Honda CR-V
Honda, Ford lead list of 10 most affordable vehicles to insure for 2018

Before you think about buying a new car, it’s important to consider all of the related costs: how much you’ll be paying for fuel every year, what your insurance rates will be, and more. To help take some of the guesswork out of choosing a new vehicle, Mercury Insurance on Monday named...Read More»

2017 Mazda MAZDA3
2018 Mazda 3 adds safety tech, drops F1-inspired regenerative braking

The 2018 Mazda 3 will come with more active-safety equipment as standard, but it'll also have less in common with a Formula 1 car than before. According to CarsDirect, which sourced its information from an ordering guide, the 2018 Mazda 3 will come standard with low-speed automatic emergency...Read More»

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