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Mazda 3 / Axela IV (BP) Sedan (2019)

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Product Overview

Mazda 3 / Axela IV (chassis code BP) Sedan is an affordable compact sedan in production from 2019. It is available with a range of inline-4 engines that displaced 1.5 to 2.5 liters.
Compared to the previous Mazda 3 sedan, the Mk4 is more modern in styling but deviates little. It has a more coherent rear end design, though one could be forgiven for not able to telling them apart.
The interesting addition is the Skyactiv-X compression ignition engine.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 48% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Interesting Skyactiv-X engine
  • Improved styling
  • Good engine reliability
Cons
  • No independent rear suspension

What external reviewers found***

Ext 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good fuel efficiency
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent handling
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Lack of standard-fit sunroof
  • Poor secondary ride quality
  • Lacklustre petrol engine
  • Lacklustre engine
  • Lack of front-wheel drive
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Specifications

1.5 118 AT1.8D 1161.8D 116 AT2.0 1222.0 122 AT2.0 162 AT2.0 SkyActiv-X 1812.0 SkyActiv-X 181 AT2.5 186 AT2.5 186 AWD AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft450 L / 15.9 cu-ft374 L / 13.2 cu-ft374 L / 13.2 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity6.3 L / 6.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.2 L / 4.4 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt4.5 L / 4.8 qt
Fuel Capacity51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal51.0 L / 13.5 gal50.0 L / 13.2 gal48.0 L / 12.7 gal
Passengers5
Payload515 kg / 1135 lbs515 kg / 1135 lbs513 kg / 1131 lbs511 kg / 1127 lbs519 kg / 1144 lbs522 kg / 1151 lbs512 kg / 1129 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringElectric Steering
Suspension | FrontMacPherson strut
Suspension | RearTorsion
Tire Size205/60 R16205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18205/60 R16, 215/45 R18

Construction

Body Style4-door Sedan

Dimensions

Size | Height1440 mm / 56.7 in
Size | Length4660 mm / 183.5 in
Size | Width1795 mm / 70.7 in
Weight1361.0 kg / 3000.5 lbs1379.0 kg / 3040.2 lbs1401.0 kg / 3088.7 lbs1358.0 kg / 2993.9 lbs1383.0 kg / 3049.0 lbs1402.0 kg / 3090.9 lbs1405.0 kg / 3097.5 lbs1436.0 kg / 3165.8 lbs
Wheel Size16 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in16 in, 18 in
Wheelbase2725 mm / 107.3 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h10.3 sec10.3 sec12.1 sec10.4 sec10.8 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph9.8 sec9.8 sec11.5 sec9.9 sec10.3 sec
CO2 Emission106 ~ 108 g/km106 ~ 108 g/km120 ~ 126 g/km115 ~ 117 g/km125 ~ 127 g/km
Fuel Economy4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (combined) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)4.1 L/100km / 57.4 MPG (combined) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (urban) | 3.8 L/100km / 61.9 MPG (highway)4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (combined) | 5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (urban) | 4.2 L/100km / 56.0 MPG (highway)5.1 L/100km / 46.1 MPG (combined) | 6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (urban) | 4.3 L/100km / 54.7 MPG (highway)5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (combined) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (urban) | 4.6 L/100km / 51.1 MPG (highway)9.0 L/100km / 26.1 MPG (urban) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (urban) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (highway)
Top Speed199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph199.0 km/h / 123.7 mph202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph202.0 km/h / 125.5 mph216.0 km/h / 134.2 mph216.0 km/h / 134.2 mph
Towing Capacity600 kg / 1323 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-wheel driveFront-wheel driveFront-wheel driveFront-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-wheel driveFront-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), Front-wheel driveFront-engine (transverse), All-wheel drive
Emission StandardEuro 6d-Temp
Engine | Bore89.0 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Compression Ratio14.0:114.8:114.8:113.0:113.0:113.0:116.3:116.3:1
Engine | Displacement1.5 L / 91.3 cu-in / 1496.0 cc1.8 L / 107.3 cu-in / 1759.0 cc1.8 L / 107.3 cu-in / 1759.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc2.5 L / 151.8 cu-in / 2488.0 cc2.5 L / 151.8 cu-in / 2488.0 cc
Engine | Power118.0 hp / 88.0 kW @ 6000 rpm116.0 hp / 86.5 kW @ 4000 rpm116.0 hp / 86.5 kW @ 4000 rpm122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 6000 rpm122.0 hp / 91.0 kW @ 6000 rpm162.0 hp / 120.8 kW @ 6000 rpm181.0 hp / 135.0 kW181.0 hp / 135.0 kW186.0 hp / 138.7 kW @ 6000 rpm186.0 hp / 138.7 kW @ 6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output78.9 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in65.9 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in65.9 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in61.1 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in61.1 hp/L / 1.0 hp/cu-in81.1 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in90.6 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in90.6 hp/L / 1.5 hp/cu-in74.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in74.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke100.0 mm / 3.9 in
Engine | Torque153 Nm / 112.8 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2600 rpm270 Nm / 199.1 lb-ft @ 1600-2600 rpm213 Nm / 157.1 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm213 Nm / 157.1 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm213 Nm / 157.1 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm222 Nm / 163.7 lb-ft222 Nm / 163.7 lb-ft252 Nm / 185.9 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm252 Nm / 185.9 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Engine | TypeNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated petrol inline-4 engineNaturally-aspirated petrol engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed
Transmission | TypeAutomaticManualAutomaticManualAutomaticAutomaticManualAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic

Production

Availability2019

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autocar[1]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The exterior looks stylish and the interior has a premium feel. The way the 3 goes down a road feels much more grown up. Key to this behaviour is a new, stiffer platform, that has a longer wheelbase and wider front and rear track. It uses torsion beam rear suspension, MacPherson struts and rack-and-pinion steering.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful petrol engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Good fuel efficiency
Cons
  • Over-the-shoulder visibility

autocar[2]

Sentiment Score 72%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
One of three popular Mazda models receiving the 100th Anniversary edition treatment, inspired stylistically by Mazda’s first passenger car, the R360 Coupé. The model, of which only 100 are available in the UK, receives white pearlescent paint with burgundy interior carpet and leather seats. It uses the innovative spark-plug compression-ignition 2.0-litre Skyactiv X petrol unit with a 24V mild-hybrid, promising petrol-like performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Lacklustre petrol engine
  • Not the most fun to drive

autocar[3]

Sentiment Score 63%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Suspension is by way of MacPherson struts up front. Unlike the Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus, the latest 3 still employs a torsion beam at the rear as opposed to an independent multi-link arrangement. Japanese minimalism supposedly played a crucial role in the cabin’s design.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous looks
  • Excellent handling
  • Tons of fun to drive
Cons
  • Torsion beam rear suspension
  • Poor secondary ride quality

autocar[4]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The revised SPCCI engine is a generally well-mannered four-cylinder. The slick, light, precise shift quality of the car’s six-speed manual gearbox is a particular highlight. Medium-firm suspension gives the 3 a slightly terse and clipped-feeling ride over an uneven country road.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Decent handling
Cons
  • Lack of standard-fit sunroof

autocar[5]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
Mazda has stepped up its game in terms of fit, finish and material appeal. Interior is minimal, but not stripped back to the extent it becomes difficult to operate the 3’s key features. Sharp, responsive new 8.8in infotainment system is operated via a simple rotary dial just behind the gearlever. But ride quality is a bit of a sticking point.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Impressive standard equipment
  • Cheaper than rivals
Cons
  • Poor ride quality
  • Torsion beam rear suspension

autocar[6]

Sentiment Score 65%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
peak power comes at a fairly high 6000rpm although the engine will rev to nearly 7000. The steering is precise with a pleasant weighting that builds predictably with speed and cornering force. Infotainment is taken care of by an 8.8in screen mounted high on the dashboard so the driver doesn’t have to look far from the road.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of front-wheel drive

autocar[7]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following***:
The svelte looks have already won favour with the vast majority in the Autocar office. Despite my disappointment that we weren’t getting a Soul Red one, I’m happy with the combination of Machine Grey, black wheels and, especially, the burgundy leather. Even base models get LED headlights, traffic-sign recognition and – amazingly – radar cruise control.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Svelte looks
  • Excellent infotainment
Cons
  • Lack of kit
  • Uncomfortable to drive

autoexpress[8]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The new Mazda 3 is perhaps the most ambitious vehicle the Japanese brand has launched since the rotary powered RX-8 Coupe in the early 2000s. This is a car aimed squarely at family hatchback buyers who enjoy driving, and it's a car aiming to topple the Volkswagen Golf for quality too. It employs a new, smoother, sportier design language, a significantly repackaged interior, brand-new technology and driver assistance features.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic looks
  • Impressive infotainment system
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Not the most practical

autoexpress[9]

Sentiment Score 67%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 1.8-litre diesel is a noticeable step up. Peak torque comes in from just 1,500rpm, so unlike the petrol, the diesel pulls along with little effort in higher gears. The main issue is turbo lag: re-apply the throttle after a gear change, and you feel a delay as the turbine spools up before the boost arrives. A more powerful, high tech SkyActiv-X petrol will join later in the year.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Fantastic infotainment system
Cons
  • Tiny rear windows
  • Fiddly to manoeuvre

autoexpress[10]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
Even with a less-than-perfect engine the new Mazda 3 is an impressive car. It feels like a very strong, well-made and excellently equipped alternative. We eagerly await the launch of the more powerful SkyActiv-X car this October. If it lives up to its promises and is competitively priced, it'll be one of the best family hatchbacks on the market.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic looks
  • Excellent infotainment
  • Excellent ride quality
Cons
  • Lacklustre engine

autoexpress[11]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
There's no price difference between the hatchback and saloon variants of the new Mazda 3. The hallmark qualities of the 3 are still on show, wrapped up in a package that some will find more appealing compared with the sportier-looking hatchback. While the Mazda is a little cheaper than the Germans, it offers more upmarket appeal than home-grown rivals like the Honda Civic.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment
Cons
  • More expensive than the hatchback
  • Alternatives are more practical

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Mazda 3 2.0 Skyactiv-G 2019 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/3-2013-2019/first-drives/mazda-3-20-skyactiv-g-2019-review. 2019-01-27. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
2. ^ Mazda 3 100th Anniversary 2020 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/3/first-drives/mazda-3-100th-anniversary-2020-uk-review. 2020-10-19. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
3. ^ Mazda 3 2019 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/3/first-drives/mazda-3-2019-uk-review. 2019-05-20. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
4. ^ Mazda 3 e-Skyactiv-X GT Sport 2021 UK review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/3/first-drives/mazda-3-e-skyactiv-x-gt-sport-2021-uk-review. 2021-04-21. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
5. ^ Mazda 3 Skyactiv-D 2019 review. [autocar]. https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/mazda/3/first-drives/mazda-3-skyactiv-d-2019-review. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2022-06-24.
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