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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down, DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Integrated bluetooth with steering wheel mounted controls, Reversing camera, Engine start/stop button, Trip computer...

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Ten Second Review

Mazda has always been a bit unconventional in its approach to automotive design. Except, historically at least, when it's come to arguably its most conventional model, the Mazda3 family hatchback. But all that changes right here, right now with this fourth generation version. You can see at a glance that the styling's different from the norm and, as we discovered at the wheel of a Skyactiv-G petrol version, much else is too.

Background

Think of a car of this type as good to drive as a Ford Focus, as good inside as a Volkswagen Golf and as good to look at as an Alfa Romeo Giulietta. That's what Mazda was aiming at. As for what we've got, well there's quite a lot. The fact that the 2.0-litre 'Skyactive-G' petrol engine we're going to try here ignores turbocharging is another break with current convention, though Mazda has followed the current trend towards part-electrified mild hybrid technology for it. All of this engineering's bolted to a brand new much stiffer platform. And, the trend with previous Mazdas for slinky styling to clothe rather dull cabin design has been broken here with what might just be the nicest interior in the segment. Add in standard equipment features you'd have to pay extra for on rivals and plenty of camera-driven safety kit and you've a promising-sounding package offered either in this hatch form or as a smartly styled saloon. Time to put it to the test.

Driving Experience

Keen drivers will know what we're talking about when we say that some family hatchbacks seem to want to fight your inputs and are a bit of a battle to drive, whereas others just work in harmony with you. This Mazda3 is one of the latter. In a manual version like the one we tried, you'll notice the lovely 'wrist-flick' feel of the stick shift change, which is complemented by feelsome steering, positive brakes - and decent ride quality too, despite this fourth generation model's shift away from independent rear suspension to a theoretically cruder torsion beam arrangement. The stiffer body also helps (contributing to exceptional cruising refinement). And in addition, there's also 'G-Vectoring Control Plus', a standard torque vectoring system that also takes steering inputs into account as it transfers traction to the wheels that can best use it at speed through the bends. You'll want to know about engines. If you select the one we tried, the base Skyactiv-G petrol unit with light M Hybrid assistance that most Mazda3 buyers are expected to choose, the performance feels extremely modest. Which is surprising when you consider that it's 2.0-litres in size. This isn't really down to the 122PS output - that's about par for the course with a base petrol powerplant in a car of this kind. It's more about the fact that Mazda refuses to fit turbochargers to its petrol engines, so rather counter-intuitively you get less mid-range pulling power than a Ford or Volkswagen engine of half the capacity.

Design and Build

The fourth generation Mazda3 borrows its sensual shaping from the evolved version of the brand's 'KODO' design language first showcased on the company's recent 'RX Vision' and 'Vision Coupe' motor show concept cars. And at a stroke, makes almost everything else in the segment look either uninspired, stodgy or over-styled, thanks to clean surfacing and coupe-like lines that are almost startlingly effective in the way that light and shade plays upon the sculpted panels. Choose between hatch or Saloon body styles. At the wheel, it's certainly different, thanks to a minimalistic design that has seen almost every unnecessary ancillary control removed. Only the essentials are left, all of which have a satisfying look and feel and are designed within an elegantly slender dashboard swathed in lovely soft-touch surfaces. Also breaking with convention is Mazda's decision not to use touchscreen functionality for the 8.8-inch centre-dash touchscreen; we agree with them that using the provided 'Comand Control' rotary dial is less distracting for the driver. Less impressive is rear seat accommodation, which can feel a bit claustrophobic thanks to the swept-back styling. And the boot size ids only average by class standards, offering 351-litres of capacity in the hatch; there's 450-litres in the Saloon.

Market and Model

The Mazda3 range isn't too difficult to get your head around. Prices for this Skyactiv-G base 2.0-litre 122PS petrol model sit mainly in the £22,000 to £28,000 bracket common to better quality contenders in the volume-branded part of the family hatchback segment. And there are just two body styles - a five-door hatch or an alternative four-door Saloon. We wonder though, whether it's really necessary to have five different trim levels - 'SE-L', 'SE-L Lux', 'Sport Lux', the 'GT Sport' variant we tried and top 'GT Sport Tech' spec. Your dealer will offer you the choice between two 6-speed transmissions. We'd very much recommend the slick-shifting Skyactiv-MT manual 'box we sampled. Or for £1,300 more, you can have a Skyactiv-Drive automatic. Equipment levels are generous. Even with base 'SE-L' trim, you can expect to find 16-inch 'Silver Metallic' alloy wheels, full-LED headlights with auto-levelling, LED rear lamps, rear parking sensors, heated mirrors, auto headlamps and wipers and a Thatcham Category 1 alarm. Interior features include elements you you'd normally have to pay extra for at the bottom of the range on a car of this kind - things like a Head-up display, power-folding functionality for the door mirrors and, for the driver's seat, lumbar support and cushion tilt adjustment. More expected inclusions run to air conditioning and leather for the steering wheel and gear knob, along with a trip computer.

Cost of Ownership

Originally, Mazda's Skyactiv technology was mostly about saving weight. It still is, but other brands have now overtaken this Japanese maker in that regard as the Hiroshima brand concentrates instead on more efficient under-bonnet engineering. Turbocharging, the company says, isn't a good route to high efficiency, but mild hybrid tech is, hence the introduction of 'M Hybrid' light electrification on the base 2.0-litre Skyactiv-G petrol engine we tried. This 24V mild hybrid system improves fuel economy by recycling recovered kinetic energy. A belt-driven integrated starter-generator stores the energy recovered under deceleration in a 600kJ lithium-ion battery, while a DC-DC converter supplies it to the car's electrical equipment features. Building further on this, the Skyactiv-G powerplant has reduced mechanical friction thanks to an upgraded piston skirt and an optimised oil ring profile. And there's a coolant control system for thermal management that promotes quick engine warm-up to reduce fuel consumption. More significantly, it also features cylinder deactivation, which shuts down cylinders one and four in light-load situations, such as when cruising at a constant speed. The result of all that technological effort is a set of fuel economy and emissions figures a lot better than you'd normally expect from a 2.0-litre petrol engine - up to 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 136g/km of CO2. Unfortunately for Mazda though, these readings aren't particularly special by the standards achieved by comparable petrol engines producing around 120PS in the family hatchback segment.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Arctic White
  • Solid paint
  • Leather/vinyl - Black + front heated with 3 stage setting

Body Glass

  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Privacy glass with dark tinting on rear side windows and rear window
  • Speed adjustable rear wash wiper with intermittent wipe

Brakes

  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Intelligent Traction Control system
  • Hill Launch assist
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • EBD - Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • G-Vectoring control plus
  • Electronic parking brake with auto disengage function and auto hold function
  • Front smart city brake support
  • Mild Hybrid system with regenerative braking
  • ESP
  • Collision mitigation braking system

Communication

  • E-call
  • Integrated bluetooth with steering wheel mounted controls
  • Apple car play/Android Auto
  • Audio transfer from Bluetooth devices
  • Mobile App interface
  • E-call with GPS

Driver Aids

  • Lane departure warning with lane change assist
  • Reverse parking aid
  • Reversing camera
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • PAS
  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)

Driver Convenience

  • Engine start/stop button
  • Mazda Navigation System with european mapping
  • Start/stop button chrome surround

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • 7" colour TFT display
  • Colour active driving display inc Windscreen projected,Traffic Sign Recognition, turn-by- turn navigation and Mazda Radar Cruise Control information
  • Thatcham accredited alarm and immobiliser
  • Multimedia Commander
  • Service indicator
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • Head up Display
  • 8.8" Colour centre touch screen display with Mazda Connect infotainment

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable/heated/auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators
  • Frameless auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Door mirrors with adjustable memory and tilt-down function when reversing

Engine

  • i-stop
  • Cylinder Deactivation

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Mazda Multimedia System with AM / FM / DAB radio, single CD / MP3 with 12 Speaker Bose sound system, bose centerpoint, bassmatch+audiopilot technology
  • Auxiliary input socket

Exterior Body Features

  • Gloss black grille with gloss black surround
  • Front body coloured bumper with Black lower bezel
  • Dark metallic finish signature wing
  • Gloss black rear roof spoiler
  • Rear gloss black lower moulding
  • Piano black window garnish
  • Gloss black mesh grille
  • Front body coloured bumper with black/bright lower bezel

Exterior Lights

  • Adaptive front lighting system
  • Dusk sensitive headlamps
  • Daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • Coming/leaving home lighting function
  • Rear fog lights
  • Signature LED rear combination lights with LED rear turn lights
  • LED headlamps with auto levelling
  • Signature LED lights
  • LED third brake light
  • LED indicator lights
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Dusk sensing headlights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dual climate control air conditioning system
  • Dual zone climate control air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Front door pockets
  • Roof mounted sunglasses holder
  • Leather/vinyl upholstery
  • Folding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Steering wheel chrome centre bezel
  • Chrome start button
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped gear shift knob
  • Tilt/height adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Front centre console with storage box with tray, lid + 2 cupholders
  • Chrome-plated glovebox handle
  • USB charging point
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Electrical power outlet
  • Front passenger and two rear grab handles with coathooks
  • Reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Front armrest
  • Chrome centre bezel steering wheel
  • Folding rear centre armrest with two cup holders
  • Storage - glovebox, driver and front passenger door pockets and roof mounted sunglasses holder
  • Leather/vinyl upholstery + front heated with 3 stage setting

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Front and rear courtesy lights with delay
  • LED interior light
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Front and rear courtesy lamps

Safety

  • Seatbelt reminder front and rear
  • Front side airbags
  • Front and rear curtain airbags
  • 3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners
  • Dual front airbags
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Front passenger airbag cut-off switch
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Seatbelt reminder for driver/front passenger and rear seats

Seats

  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
  • Driver's seat, power tilt, slide, recline, height and lumbar adjustment
  • Heated front seats
  • Three height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front passengers seat manual slide, recline and height adjustment
  • Front head restraints
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • 60/40 split fold down rear seats
  • Power driver lumbar adjustment

Security

  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Auto door lock when driving
  • Smart keyless entry
  • Keyless Go
  • Smart Keyless entry and start

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors + vanity mirrors (drivers side with ticket holder)

Wheels - Alloy

  • 18" Grey metallic alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.4
  • Engine Power - BHP 122
  • Engine Power - KW 90
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 157
  • Engine Torque - MKG 21.7
  • Engine Torque - NM 213
  • Engine Torque - RPM 4000
  • Top Speed 122

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