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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down, ESP, Integrated bluetooth with steering wheel mounted controls, PAS, Engine start/stop button, Trip computer, Electrically adjustable/heated/auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators...

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Ten Second Review

Mazda's unconventional approach to automotive design has born real fruit when it comes to the engineering of this Mazda3 Skyactiv-X model. What we're served up here is a family hatch-style model that offers fairly potent 180PS power, yet can deliver the kinds of efficiency returns you'd expect from a diesel in this class. As a bonus, you also get the nicest handling and arguably the best cabin in the segment. What's not to like?

Background

The MK4 Mazda3 claims to be a family hatch that's 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. The fact that its usual 2.0-litre 'Skyactive-G' petrol engine ignores turbocharging is another break with current convention, though Mazda has followed the current trend towards part-electrified mild hybrid technology for it. And created a more powerful supercharged 'Skyactive-X' version of this unit that uses 'Spark Controlled Compression Ignition' to deliver petrol response allied to diesel economy. That's what we're going to look at here. All of this engineering's bolted to a brand new very stiff 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 check it out.

Driving Experience

When we first tried this fourth generation Mazda3, we loved the way it handled and its lovely steering and gear change. But to be frank, we thought the standard Skyactiv-G petrol and Skyactiv-D diesel engines were a bit of a weak link in the car's armoury. But don't despair if you love everything else about this car because the third of the three engine options - the Skyactiv-X - makes up for everything. It's a development of the Skyactiv-G 2.0-litre petrol unit but is very different, developing 180PS and using what the brand calls 'Spark Controlled Compressed Ignition' or 'SPCCI', a patented lean burn process that delivers exceptional efficiency. Interestingly, it incorporates a supercharger, not for extra performance (though torque is increased by up to 30% over the Skyactiv-G unit) but instead to ensure that there's enough air in the engine for the compression ignition to work properly. Rest to 62mph takes 8.2s en route to 134mph. Another reason for choosing the Skyactiv-X powerplant is that it's the only engine offered in this car that can be mated with the brand's i-Activ AWD all-wheel-drive system, an option with the hatch body style.

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

There's not a huge premium to pay to get the Skyactiv-X engine over the less powerful and less efficient Skyactiv-G petrol unit. Prices for the 'X' start at around £23,500 and the cost is the same, whether you want a hatch or a saloon body style. There are four trim levels - 'Sport', 'Sport Lux', 'GT Sport' and 'GT Sport Tech'. There's a choice of automatic or manual transmission available on all models. And if you go for the top 'GT Sport Tech' version with the hatch body and you can have Mazda's i-Activ all-wheel drive system. Standard kit across the range includes high-end technology such as a windscreen projecting colour head-up display with Traffic Sign Recognition, Mazda Radar Cruise Control and LED headlights across the range. Every model in the line-up also features navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and an advanced eight speaker audio system. Even the 'Sport' trim entry point to the Skyactiv-X range has a cabin enhanced with chrome detailing, a frameless rear view mirror and rear privacy glass, while 'Sport Lux' models feature a reversing camera, smart keyless entry and heated front seats. 'GT Sport' sees the introduction of black leather seats with power adjustment, a heated steering wheel and Bose audio, while the range-topping 'GT Sport Tech' features a suite of additional active safety equipment, including a 360o camera and Driver Monitoring System with interior camera.

Cost of Ownership

If you found yourself slightly disappointed by the efficiency returns of the 122PS Syactiv-G petrol-powered Mazda3 model (up to 45.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 117g/km of CO2) you should be much happier with the potential of this Skyactiv-X variant. Think up to 52.3mpg and 100g/km. From a more powerful 180PS engine; have cake - eat it. It's as simple as that. This comes courtesy of the ground-breaking 'SPCCI' 'Spark Controlled Compression Ignition' system used by the Skyactiv-X petrol unit. This engine is based on the 2.0-litre normally aspirated mild hybrid Skyactiv-G unit. But it can run far leaner than any ordinary petrol powerplant ever could, improving efficiency by up to 30% over the Skyactiv-G, helped by a supercharger which ensures that there's enough air for the clever 'Spark Controlled Compression Ignition' system to function. The result is a set of fuel and CO2 readings that should better those of the alternative conventional 1.8-litre turbocharged Skyactiv-D diesel in regular use. For reference, a Mazda3 Skyactiv-D model manages up to 56.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and up to 107g/km of NEDC-rated CO2. But why would you choose it over the more potent, quieter, cheaper to fuel and comparably-priced Mazda3 Skyactiv-X petrol model? Answers on a postcard please.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Arctic White
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Premium black

Body Glass

  • Electric front/rear windows with one touch/auto up/down
  • Rain sensing front wipers
  • Speed adjustable rear wash wiper with intermittent wipe

Brakes

  • ESP
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • 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

Communication

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

Driver Aids

  • PAS
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert
  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Driver attention alert system
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane keep assist system (LAS) with Lane departure warning system (LDWS)

Driver Convenience

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

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • Head up Display
  • Service indicator
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • 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
  • 8.8" Colour centre touch screen display with Mazda Connect infotainment

Driving Mirrors

  • Electrically adjustable/heated/auto power folding door mirrors with integrated indicators

Engine

  • i-stop

Entertainment

  • Auxiliary input socket
  • Mazda Multimedia System with AM / FM / DAB radio with 8 speakers

Exterior Body Features

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

Exterior Lights

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

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Manual air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Cloth upholstery
  • Illuminated glovebox
  • Reach adjustable steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped gear shift knob
  • Tilt/height adjustable steering wheel
  • Front armrest
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Front centre console with storage box with tray, lid + 2 cupholders
  • USB charging point
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Electrical power outlet
  • Front passenger and two rear grab handles with coathooks
  • Folding rear centre armrest with two cup holders
  • Storage - glovebox, driver and front passenger door pockets and roof mounted sunglasses holder

Interior Lights

  • LED interior light
  • Front and rear courtesy lamps

Safety

  • 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

  • Three height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front head restraints
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage points attached on outer rear seats
  • Drivers seat manual slide recline and height adjustment
  • Front passengers seat manual slide, recline and height adjustment
  • 60/40 split fold down rear seats

Security

  • Remote central locking + deadlocks
  • Auto door lock when driving

Vanity Mirrors

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

Wheels - Alloy

  • 16" Silver metallic alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Emergency tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.2
  • Engine Power - BHP 180
  • Engine Power - KW 132
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 6000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 165
  • Engine Torque - NM 224
  • Engine Torque - RPM 3000
  • Top Speed 134

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