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Mazda 3 Sport

Mazda 3 Sport side view

Pros and cons of the Mazda 3 Sport

  • Five-door hatchback
  • Excellent build quality both inside and out
  • Six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Limited cargo space behind rear seats
  • Infotainment interface can be complicated to use
  • Limited space in rear seats
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Mazda 3 Sport

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6 - 8Number of airbags depend on trim choice

Specifications of the Mazda 3 Sport

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption8.4 - 9.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.4 - 7.4 L/100km
  • Width1796 mm
  • Length4459 - 4470 mm
  • Trunk space569 - 572 L
  • Cargo space1334 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Mazda 3 Sport

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the Mazda 3 Sport 2019 - present is available in 3 trims:

GX trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GX trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GX trim:
  • Knee airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
1 engine is available with the GX trim:
2 L - Gas - 155 hp
City consumption:8.6 - 8.7 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 6.7 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:658 - 667 km

GS trim features and specs

Available with the GS trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • Air conditioning (automatic) (optional)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GS trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights (optional)
  • LED headlights (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GS trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GS trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
3 engines are available with the GS trim:
2 L - 155 hp
City consumption:8.4 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.4 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:658 - 667 km
2.5 L - 155 hp
City consumption:8.4 - 8.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.4 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:658 - 667 km
2.5 L - Gas - 186 hp
City consumption:9 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Manual or Automatic
Range:640 - 667 km

GT trim features and specs

Available with the GT trim:
  • 2 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Driver seat has lumbar support (optional)
  • Front seats electrically adjustable (optional)
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the GT trim:
  • Adaptive bending lights (optional)
  • Alloy wheels
  • Fog lights
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED headlights
  • Sunroof
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Short wheel base
Available with the GT trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Dusk sensor
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Knee airbag (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rain sensor
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Electronic traction control
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the GT trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • CD player (optional)
  • Keyless entry (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Touchscreen (optional)
  • Traffic sign recognition (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio
  • Hill start assist
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • USB port for front passengers
2 engines are available with the GT trim:
2.5 L - 184 hp
City consumption:9 - 9.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.7 - 7 L/100km
Transmission:-
Range:595 - 641 km
2.5 L - Gas - 186 hp
City consumption:9 - 9.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:6.6 - 7.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic or Manual
Range:595 - 641 km

Overview of the Mazda 3 Sport

Learn about the Mazda 3 Sport

Summary

If you want a smart, compact hatchback car that won't break the bank, the Mazda3 Sport could be for you. Newer vehicles come with a 2.5 L or 2.0 L four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive, giving it the power you would expect from a sports model. With the premium trim, you can choose a six-speed manual transmission for even more control on the road. Available in four trim levels—base, select, preferred and premium—the Mazda3 Sport is highly customizable. Do keep in mind though that space in the back seats is somewhat limited.

Safety

All Mazda3 vehicles come standard with front-side and side-curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes and stability and traction control to avoid skidding, and brake assist for those last-minute stops. Other advanced safety features are available on newer models, though it's best to check to ensure that they come standard with your chosen model and trim. These include:

  • Automatic high beams to assist with night driving
  • Automatic windshield wipers that activate in the rain
  • Automatic emergency braking, which bakes for you if something should run out in front of your vehicle

Interior

Depending on the model and the year, you can expect a number of rewarding interior features with the Mazda3 Sport. For example, the driver and front-seat passenger can enjoy heated seats with eight-way, power-adjustable functionality on 2009 models and onwards. Other optional interior features on more recent models include a 12-speaker sound system and retractable sunroof.   

Technology

The 2019 Mazda3 Sport features an 8.8-inch screen navigation system that sits on the dashboard. Use the system's main button to scroll quickly through menus and create shortcuts so you can easily locate what you want to find. This device also offers a favourites page to give you easy access to the applications you visit most frequently.  Some drivers find the infotainment interface difficult to use at first, so ensure you allow some time to figure it out. Other technological features across models years include:

  • USB ports, which can be installed on a 2012 but is otherwise available as of 2013
  • Remote keyless entry (available with the i Touring trim as of 2008)
  • Cruise control
  • USB audio input (2013+)

Space

The amount of space for passengers in the Mazda3 Sport is somewhat limited, especially in the back row. However, the issue can be improved by adjusting the front seats to increase the leg room for passengers behind. It's also worth noting this vehicle has limited cargo space—572 L in the 2018 model—though this can be almost doubled by folding the rear seats down. While there should be enough room to do a weekly shop, customers looking to take their family or friends on regular camping trips should consider other models.

Comfort

The Mazda3 Sport comes with cloth upholstery as standard. However, if you prefer a more upscale interior, you can choose to upgrade to either synthetic or genuine leather upholstery.

Frequently asked questions about the Mazda 3 Sport

All 2019 models have a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine with 186 hp. Models 2017 and earlier come standard with a 2.0 L four-cylinder engine.

The Mazda3 Sport is a compact car offering a comfortable ride, impressive acceleration and handy infotainment features. It stands out because of its sporty performance and practical features.

The 2019 model starts at $21,000 for the sedan and $23,600 for the hatchback. The price for older models ranges between $8,000 for a 2011 model and $18,000 for a 2017 model.

Yes, the Mazda 3 Sport has the option of front-wheel drive for models with either manual or automatic transmission. This gives it great handling and fuel economy.

The Mazda 3 Sport seats five people. However, some passengers say they'd like to see more space in the back seat.