Used Mazda 3 2014-2019 review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

Used Mazda 3 2014-present
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-2019
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-2019
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-present
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-present
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-present
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-2019
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-2019
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-present
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-present
  • Used Mazda 3 2014-present

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Mazda 3 hatchback?

The Audi A3 is a bit of a What Car? favourite, and for good reason. It's a premium car, and you'll have to pay a premium for it over a Mazda 3, but it does have excellent driving manners, a classy interior and a class-leading infotainment system.

The Peugeot 308 is an interesting alternative, because it has a very refined engine, a capacious boot and lots of equipment. It has its flaws, though, such as cramped rear seats and an unsettled ride.

Overview

The Mazda 3 offers good economy and a classy interior, but that plays against wind noise at speed and higher insurance costs than rivals

  • Impressive fuel economy
  • Easy to use infotainment system
  • Well equipped
  • Firm ride around town
  • Not as much fun to drive as some rivals
  • Expensive to insure