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Performance

Always able to engage drivers with its sharp responses and surefootedness the Mazda3 is incredibly quiet and refined but also offers an incredible strong pace. The Mazda3 offers two quick diesel engines and a petrol option. The standard 150bhp version will accelerate from 0-62mph in 9.2 seconds, while the higher powered 185bhp version will do the same in 8.2 seconds. The base 1.6-litre petrol offers105bhp and is incredibly lively with a 0-62mph time of 12.2 seconds; there is also a 2.0-litre petrol option for slightly more power.

Running Costs

For a hatchback, the Mazda3’s running costs are incredibly impressive, with its various engines offering different – but all low – cost effectiveness strictly depending of driver preference. The most cost effective option for the Mazda3 is the 148bhp 2.2-litre diesel, which manages 72.4mpg and 104g/km of CO2. a The 1.6-litre petrol manages 56.4mpg, whilst the 118bhp 2.0-litre offers 55mpg; which some drivers may feel the slightly lower miles per gallon would be worth the extra power.

Equipment

The Mazda3 has various levels of trims available, all featuring a very impressive list of features. Base S spec offers stability control, traction control, dual front, side and curtain airbags, active front headrests, 60/40 split rear seats, air con, electric front windows, electric door mirrors on both sides, remote central locking, driver’s seat lumbar and height adjustment, tilt and height-adjustable steering wheel, multi-information display system, trip computer and a rear spoiler. Next up is the TS model, adding 15-inch alloys, dual-zone climate control, electric rear windows, electric body-coloured folding door mirrors on each side, two more speakers and leather accessories. TS2 trim adds 16-inch alloys, a heated front screen and rear parking sensors. Finally, the top of the range Sport models include all of the above and 17-inch alloys, heated front seats, side skirts and a Bose premium sound system.