Used Mazda 3 Hatchback 2009-2013 review

Category: Family car

Section: Our recommendations

Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)
  • Mazda 3 Hatchback (09-13)

Our recommendations

Which used Mazda 3 hatchback should I buy?

There are three petrol engines and two diesels to choose between in the Mazda 3 range.. The 1.6 petrol isn’t fast but is just about adequate for the job; the 2.0 petrol is much faster and not all that less economical, making it the best petrol engine, although it’s rare and was only available on top-spec versions.

At the other end of the scale, the 2.3 Turbo in the MPS is very potent indeed. There is also a gutsy 2.2 diesel, but the 1.6 diesel has all the perkiness you need.