2016 MAZDA MAZDA3

Original MSRP Range
$17,845 - $26,495
Available Style(s)
Hatchback, Sedan
MPG
25 - 30 MPG City / 35 - 41 MPG Hwy
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2016 MAZDA MAZDA3

What We Like

Handsome styling; great performance; upscale luxuries; attractive pricing; excellent fuel economy

What We Don't

Slightly sluggish with the 2.0-liter engine; freestanding infotainment screen looks cheap; infotainment interface can be slow and confusing

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.5/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5
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Overview

What's New in the 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3?

The 2016 Mazda3 gains more features and a lower base price. A rear backup camera is now standard on all models, while the Sport trim becomes the new entry-level model.  

Which MAZDA3 is the Best?

Virtually every Mazda3 offers a long list of positive traits. Our favorite trim level is the s Touring. It combines the big engine with everything you might want from a compact car -- and a few things you probably weren't expecting. Find a Mazda Mazda3 for sale

 

How Much Does a 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3 Cost?

The Mazda3 is offered in three trim levels: Sport, Touring and Grand Touring. Shoppers also have the choice between two engines. Mazda3 i models use the 2.0-liter, while the Mazda3 s models use the 2.5. The Mazda3 s is confined to Touring and Grand Touring trims.

The Mazda3 i Sport ($18,665 for the sedan; $19,365 for the hatchback) includes push-button starting, power locks, power mirrors, power windows, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, 16-inch steel wheels, a folding rear seat, 6-speaker audio with USB integration, cruise control, Bluetooth (including audio), Mazda Connect and a tilt-telescopic steering column.

Above the Sport is the Mazda3 i Touring ($20,865 for the sedan; $21,565 for the hatchback). The Touring model adds alloy wheels, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, a power moonroof, halogen fog lights, advanced keyless entry and starting, a blind spot monitoring system, a rear cross-traffic alert system and heated side mirrors.

Choose the Mazda3 i Grand Touring ($23,365 for the sedan; $24,065 for the hatchback) for heated front seats with leatherette covering, a power driver's seat and navigation.

If you want the larger engine, there are two options. The Mazda3 s Touring ($25,615 for the sedan; $25,315 for the hatchback) is similarly equipped to a Mazda3 i Grand Touring with a few additional luxuries. They include 18-in alloy wheels, xenon headlights and a head-up display directly in front of the driver.

At the highest end of the lineup is the Mazda3 s Grand Touring ($25,565 for the sedan; $26,265 for the hatchback), which offers luxury-car levels of equipment. Think rain-sensing wipers, adaptive headlights and true leather seats.

New for Mazda3 i Sport is the Preferred Equipment package, which adds 16-in alloy wheels, heated side mirrors with integrated turn-signal lamps, premium cloth-trimmed sport seats, auto on/off headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers and a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert.

The Touring's Popular Equipment package adds dual-zone automatic climate control, a Bose 9-speaker surround-sound system with Centerpoint 2 and AudioPilot 2, SiriusXM radio with a 4-month subscription, a CD player and a shark-fin antenna.

In addition to its standard features, many Mazda3 models offer options available on more expensive trim levels in the car's range. The Mazda3 s Grand Touring can be equipped with a regenerative braking system, adaptive cruise control, an automatic high-beam control feature and a forward-collision warning system.

MAZDA3 Trims

HatchbackOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Mazda3 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring$24,295 / N/A4 Cylinder15530 / 406-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Auto i Sport$19,595 / N/A4 Cylinder15530 / 406-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Auto i Touring$21,795 / N/A4 Cylinder15530 / 406-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring$26,495 / N/A4 Cylinder18427 / 376-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Auto s Touring$25,495 / N/A4 Cylinder18427 / 376-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring$23,245 / N/A4 Cylinder155N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Man i Sport$18,545 / N/A4 Cylinder155N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Man i Touring$20,745 / N/A4 Cylinder155N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring$25,445 / N/A4 Cylinder184N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring$23,595 / N/A4 Cylinder15530 / 416-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport$18,895 / N/A4 Cylinder15530 / 416-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring$21,095 / N/A4 Cylinder15530 / 416-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring$25,795 / N/A4 Cylinder18428 / 396-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring$24,795 / N/A4 Cylinder18428 / 396-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring$22,545 / N/A4 Cylinder155N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Man i Sport$17,845 / N/A4 Cylinder155N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Man i Touring$20,045 / N/A4 Cylinder155N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Mazda3 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring$24,745 / N/A4 Cylinder184N/A6-Speed Manual / 6-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
MAZDA MAZDA3 Safety

Is the 2016 MAZDA MAZDA3 a Safe Car?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the 2016 Mazda3 its highest rating of five stars in all but the rollover test, in which it scored four out of five stars. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mazda3 its best score of Good in every test category, plus a Top Safety Pick award.

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Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Appearance Pkg
  • Technology Pkg

Competition

2016 MAZDA MAZDA3 vs the competition

2016 Ford Focus -- The Ford Focus remains a worthy competitor, offering more conservative styling but equally impressive audio and electronic features. Like the Mazda3, it's offered as a sedan or a hatchback, and the turbocharged ST can blow the doors off a Grand Touring.

2016 Honda Civic -- The new Honda Civic feels at home in the midst of the compact-car segment. Base models are just as sporty as the Mazda3, but the performance-oriented Civic Si and Type R will give any Mazda3 a run for its money.

Used Audi A3 -- For the price of a new Mazda3, you can pick up a nice 2010-2013 Audi A3 hatchback and have the choice of all-wheel drive or a diesel engine.

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