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Mazda 3 / Axela II (BL) Sedan (2009-2011)

Neo score 41%Ext score 68%

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Product Overview

Mazda 3 / Axela II (code BL) is an affordable compact sedan in production from 2009 to 2011, whereupon it received a facelift with new Skyactiv powertrains. It is available with a range of inline-4 petrol and diesel engines that displaced 1.6 to 2.5 liters.
The Gen2 Mazda 3 II is limited to inline-4, which is barely adequate for the compact chassis. Besides being lethargic, they also did not deliver great fuel economy, either.
On the plus side, Mazda has made a good effort in aerodynamics, with a decent 0.28 coefficient of drag to show for it. The Mazda 3 / Axela BL also comes with a high towing capacity and a small 10.4m (34.1ft) turning circle.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 41% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good 0.28 drag coefficient
  • Small turning circle
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Not as smart looking as the hatchback
  • Bad 0-100kph time
  • No powerful engine options
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

What external reviewers found***

Ext 68% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons
  • Not as good as the Golf
  • Plastic looks
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Specifications

1.6D 5MT1.6D 6MT1.62.02.0 AT2.2D 150PS2.2D 185PS2.52.5 AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity430 L / 15.2 cu-ft430 L / 15.2 cu-ft430 L / 15.2 cu-ft430 L / 15.2 cu-ft430 L / 15.2 cu-ft430 L / 15.2 cu-ft430 L / 15.2 cu-ft335 L / 11.8 cu-ft335 L / 11.8 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity7.5 L / 7.9 qt
Engine Oil Capacity5.0 L / 5.3 qt
Fuel Capacity55.0 L / 14.5 gal55.0 L / 14.5 gal55.0 L / 14.5 gal55.0 L / 14.5 gal55.0 L / 14.5 gal55.0 L / 14.5 gal55.0 L / 14.5 gal60.0 L / 15.9 gal60.0 L / 15.9 gal
Passengers5
Payload570 kg / 1257 lbs575 kg / 1268 lbs575 kg / 1268 lbs565 kg / 1246 lbs560 kg / 1235 lbs565 kg / 1246 lbs565 kg / 1246 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size205/55 R16205/50 R17205/55 R16205/50 R17205/50 R17205/55 R16205/50 R17205/50 R17205/50 R17
Turning Circle10.4 m / 34.1 ft

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Ground Clearance155 mm / 6.1 in155 mm / 6.1 in155 mm / 6.1 in155 mm / 6.1 in155 mm / 6.1 in150 mm / 5.9 in150 mm / 5.9 in155 mm / 6.1 in155 mm / 6.1 in
Size | Height1470 mm / 57.9 in
Size | Length4580 mm / 180.3 in4580 mm / 180.3 in4580 mm / 180.3 in4580 mm / 180.3 in4580 mm / 180.3 in4580 mm / 180.3 in4580 mm / 180.3 in4595 mm / 180.9 in4595 mm / 180.9 in
Size | Width1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in | 2002 mm / 78.8 in (mirror unfolded)1755 mm / 69.1 in1755 mm / 69.1 in
Track Width | Front1535.0 mm / 60.4 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1535.0 mm / 60.4 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1535.0 mm / 60.4 in1520.0 mm / 59.8 in1530.0 mm / 60.2 in1530.0 mm / 60.2 in
Track Width | Rear1530.0 mm / 60.2 in1515.0 mm / 59.6 in1530.0 mm / 60.2 in1515.0 mm / 59.6 in1515.0 mm / 59.6 in1530.0 mm / 60.2 in1515.0 mm / 59.6 in1515.0 mm / 59.6 in1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
Weight1245.0 kg / 2744.8 lbs1240.0 kg / 2733.7 lbs1170.0 kg / 2579.4 lbs1255.0 kg / 2766.8 lbs1260.0 kg / 2777.8 lbs1390.0 kg / 3064.4 lbs1390.0 kg / 3064.4 lbs1354.0 kg / 2985.1 lbs1381.0 kg / 3044.6 lbs
Wheel Size16 in17 in16 in17 in17 in16 in17 in7J x 177J x 17
Wheelbase2640 mm / 103.9 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h11.0 sec11.0 sec12.2 sec10.4 sec10.6 sec9.2 sec8.2 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph10.5 sec10.5 sec11.6 sec9.9 sec10.1 sec8.7 sec7.8 sec
CO2 Emission119 g/km117 g/km149 g/km159 g/km183 g/km144 g/km149 g/km
Coefficient Of Drag0.28
Fuel Economy4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (combined) | 5.8 L/100km / 40.6 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)4.4 L/100km / 53.5 MPG (combined) | 5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (urban) | 3.9 L/100km / 60.3 MPG (highway)6.3 L/100km / 37.3 MPG (combined) | 8.3 L/100km / 28.3 MPG (urban) | 5.2 L/100km / 45.2 MPG (highway)6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (combined) | 9.3 L/100km / 25.3 MPG (urban) | 5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (highway)7.7 L/100km / 30.5 MPG (combined) | 10.7 L/100km / 22.0 MPG (urban) | 5.9 L/100km / 39.9 MPG (highway)5.4 L/100km / 43.6 MPG (combined) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)5.6 L/100km / 42.0 MPG (combined) | 7.2 L/100km / 32.7 MPG (urban) | 4.7 L/100km / 50.0 MPG (highway)10.1 L/100km / 23.3 MPG (urban) | 6.9 L/100km / 34.1 MPG (highway)9.2 L/100km / 25.6 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed187.0 km/h / 116.2 mph188.0 km/h / 116.8 mph188.0 km/h / 116.8 mph212.0 km/h / 131.7 mph210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph208.0 km/h / 129.2 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph
Towing Capacity600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)550 kg / 1213 lbs (w/o brakes) | 930 kg / 2050 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)550 kg / 1213 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1000 kg / 2205 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)550 kg / 1213 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1500 kg / 3307 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 4Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5Euro 5
EngineL5-VE
Engine | Bore75.0 mm / 3.0 in75.0 mm / 3.0 in78.0 mm / 3.1 in87.5 mm / 3.4 in87.5 mm / 3.4 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in86.0 mm / 3.4 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio18.3:116.0:110.0:111.2:110.0:116.7:116.7:19.7:19.7:1
Engine | Displacement1.6 L / 95.2 cu-in / 1560.0 cc1.6 L / 95.2 cu-in / 1560.0 cc1.6 L / 97.5 cu-in / 1598.0 cc2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.0 L / 122.0 cu-in / 1999.0 cc2.2 L / 133.3 cu-in / 2184.0 cc2.2 L / 133.3 cu-in / 2184.0 cc2.5 L / 151.9 cu-in / 2489.0 cc2.5 L / 151.9 cu-in / 2489.0 cc
Engine | Power109.0 hp / 81.3 kW @ 4000 rpm109.0 hp / 81.3 kW @ 3600 rpm105.0 hp / 78.3 kW @ 6000 rpm151.0 hp / 112.6 kW @ 6200 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 6500 rpm150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 3500 rpm185.0 hp / 138.0 kW @ 3500 rpm167.0 hp / 124.5 kW @ 6000 rpm167.0 hp / 124.5 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output69.9 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in69.9 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in65.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in75.5 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in75.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in68.7 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in84.7 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in67.1 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in67.1 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke88.3 mm / 3.5 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in83.6 mm / 3.3 in83.1 mm / 3.3 in83.1 mm / 3.3 in94.0 mm / 3.7 in94.0 mm / 3.7 in100.0 mm / 3.9 in100.0 mm / 3.9 in
Engine | Torque240 Nm / 177.0 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1750-2500 rpm145 Nm / 106.9 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm191 Nm / 140.9 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm187 Nm / 137.9 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm360 Nm / 265.5 lb-ft @ 1800-2600 rpm400 Nm / 295.0 lb-ft @ 1800-3000 rpm228 Nm / 168.2 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm228 Nm / 168.2 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 2 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears5-speed6-speed5-speed6-speed5-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed5-speed
Transmission | TypeManualManualManualManualAutomaticManualManualManualAutomatic

Production

Availability2009 ~ 20102010 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112009 ~ 20112009 ~ 2011

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External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The new Mazda 3 is a good car. It steers nicely, has a great gearbox and decent engines, and it's cheaper than the Volkswagen equivalent. But it doesn't feel prestigious or luxurious inside, the badge doesn't have the cachet and people will overlook it because it's so good.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons
  • Plastic looks
  • Not as good as the Golf

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mazda 3 1.6 (2009) new review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/mazda/mazda-3-16-2009-new-review/. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2022-02-14.

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