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2016 (16) Mazda 3 2.2d SE-L 5dr

Ashton Fiat / Jeep / Abarth
Only £12,988
£1299 deposit
£235.34 per month

Call now on 01942 504352*

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer7" touch screen
Bluetooth systemCruise control
Digital clockDigital exterior temperature gauge
Electric hydraulic power assisted steeringHill hold assist
Mobile App interfaceMulti function display
Rear parking sensorRemote fuel cap release
Service indicatorTachometer
Trip computer 

Entertainment

6 speakersAuxiliary input socket
DAB Digital radioSingle play CD/radio with MP3 compatability
Steering wheel audio controlsUSB/iPod connection

Exterior Features

2 speed rear wiper3 speed front intermittent wipe and electric wash
Auto dimming interior mirrorAutomatic coming/leaving home lighting function
Bi-Xenon headlamp with auto levelling + Headlamp WashBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable heated door mirrors with integral indicatorsBody colour roof spoiler
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Dual exhaust pipesDusk sensitive headlamps
Electric folding door mirrorsElectric front/rear windows
Electric heated rear glass windowFront fog lights
LED daytime running lightsLED rear lights
Privacy glassRain and light sensors
Shark fin roof aerial 

Interior Features

5 headrests60/40 split rear seat back
Auxilliary 12V power socketCigar lighter
Cloth upholsteryCupholders - 2 in rear centre armrest
Driver seat lumbar adjustmentDriver's seat height adjustment
Driver's vanity mirror with cover/ticket holderDual zone climate control
Front centre console with storage box with tray, lid + 2 cupholdersFront door pockets
Front grab handlesHeated front seats
Illuminated ashtrayIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInstrument panel light dimmer
Interior courtesy lightIsofix child seat attachment
Leather gearknobLeather handbrake
Leather wrapped steering wheelLuggage compartment lighting
Passenger seat back pocketPassenger seat height adjuster
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirrorPollen filter
Rear centre armrestRear grab handles with coathooks
Silver interior door handlesSunglasses holder
Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheelWelcome mode lighting

Safety

3 point ELR front seatbelts with pretensioners3 rear 3 point seatbelts with ELR
ABS+Electronic Brake force DistributionActive Traction Control (TRC)
Crash sensorDriver and passenger airbags
Emergency brake assistEmergency stop signal system
Front and rear curtain airbagsFront side airbags
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSeatbelt reminder front and rear
Smart City Brake Support - SCBSTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Deadlocking systemImmobiliser
Remote central door lockingThatcham Cat.1 alarm

Technical

Diesel particulate filterDynamic stability control

Trim

Piano black interior trim 

Wheels

16" alloy wheelsTyre repair kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)107Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2191Compression Ratio14.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)86Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.3
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)68.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)78.5EC Urban (mpg)57.6

General

Badge Engine CC2.2Badge Power150
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesSE-L
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %86NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %65NCAP Safety Assist %81
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage12500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.1Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4500Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG38.8Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1800Top Speed130

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Length4465
Wheelbase2700Width1795
Width (including mirrors)2053 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)51Gross Vehicle Weight1910
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1263Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)364
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mazda 3

Mazda hatches never used to be particularly accomplished. This improved third generation Mazda3 is different. June Neary reports

Will It Suit Me?

Back in the eighties, Mazda hatches used to be the automotive equivalent of white goods. You bought a 323 if you had no interest in motoring but wanted a reliable scoot that your friends wouldn't laugh at. These days, those sort of tactics aren't anything like enough to cut the mustard in the cut-throat family hatch sector and Mazda's current foray into this market, the third generation Mazda3, is a whole lot more accomplished, especially in recently improved form. I even caught a few passers by giving it the rubber neck treatment, such is its sleek styling. The car I looked at was a 2.2-litre diesel model and it seemed very well built. It's the sort of car I like - good looking but not showy, with five door practicality, promising keen reliability and not averse to showing its playful side.

Practicalities

If you've ever driven the current generation Mazda6, you'll feel at home in the 3, as many of the design themes seem quite similar. From the outside, this car is certainly very sharp-looking in either five-door hatch or 'Fastback' saloon forms. There's the same beaky family face that's sported by the Mazda6 and the CX-5, with a longer bonnet than before to lend the car a more dynamic, muscular look. I was keen though, to see what changes Mazda had made to the interior, which felt a little plasticky in the original version of this MK3 model. The answer is that a step forward has been made, though you wouldn't finger this car amongst the class leaders in this respect. The changes made are welcome though, with, for example, an enhanced 'Active Driving Display' featuring a high quality full-colour screen. It eases communicating information to drivers without any need for them to take their eyes off the road. Mazda has also improved steering wheel ergonomics too. Otherwise, things are much as before, with strong standards of interior space and a decently-sized 350-litre boot. The metallic inserts around the cabin are nice, the three dial instrument pack is neat and I like the way that most of the minor controls have been tidied into a touch screen controller. My passengers were pleased to find the cabin very spacious too - and it was easy to get childseats in and out. The seat fabric also seemed hard wearing - and resistant to chocolate stains!

Behind the Wheel

Mazda has paid great attention to the 3's chassis rigidity and electro-hydraulic power steering in pursuit of a sporty driving experience. The Mazda3 has always been a fun car to drive, its outright talent perhaps a little masked by heavily-assisted steering, but it now has more feedback and feels less like a PlayStation game. The gearbox snicks from cog to cog with a slicker action. And refinement has taken a useful step forward. There are four engine options, all of which are designed around Mazda's SkyActiv technology. You're probably used to such nonsense buzzwords, but bear with this one because there's real merit behind it. SkyActiv aims to improve efficiency by reducing weight and utilising smart functions such as capturing waste energy to power things like the air-conditioning when the car is stationary. It even extends to functions like an active shutter front grille which closes for better aerodynamics when the engine isn't in immediate need of cooling. The engines comprise an entry-level 1.5-litre petrol and two 2.0-litre petrol units, as well as 1.5 and 2.2-litre diesels. The 1.5-litre engine produces 99bhp and will go from rest to 62mph in 10.8 seconds, while the 2.2-litre diesel I tried will cover the benchmark sprint in 8.1 seconds, thanks to its punchy 148bhp engine. The 2.0-litre petrol engine is offered in two distinct flavours; one packing 118bhp and the other with 165bhp. Performance? Think rest to 62mph in 8.9 seconds for the standard version and 8.2 seconds for the higher power version. Buyers of the 118bhp 2.0-litre petrol and the 2.2-litre diesel are also offered the option of a six-speed automatic.

Value For Money

Pricing sits mainly in the £17,500 to £24,000 bracket and the Mazda3 is offered as a five-door hatchback or a four-door 'Fastback' saloon, the latter bodystyle rivalling cars like the Volkswagen Golf and the Audi A3 saloon. Those aren't the key targets in Mazda's crosshairs though. Those conquest sales will largely come from mainstream marques, with the Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra, the Renault Megane and the Peugeot 308 being more comparable. Buyers choose between SE, SE-L and Sport trim levels, with or without sat nav. Even the base SE comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, power-folding heated mirrors, a leather steering wheel, a trip computer, a radio/CD with six speaker audio system, a 7-inch TFT colour touch screen, USB/iPod connectivity and a Bluetooth hands-free system. All models also come with Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) which helps to reduce or prevent low-speed collisions by automatically applying the brakes if the driver fails to act, plus there's Hill Hold Assist (HHA) to prevent roll back.

Could I Live With One?

It would be difficult to find anybody who'd have an issue with this Mazda3. It's a very versatile, all-things-to-all-people sort of car that never lapses into blandness. If I was delving into my own pocket, I'd probably choose the 1.5-litre petrol car as it offers a competitive upfront price versus the diesel model. Having said that, if you're planning to keep your Mazda3 for a very long time or rack up interstellar mileages, the diesel option may work out more cost effective. Whichever model you choose, it's hard to pick a meaningful Achilles heel.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
60%
Styling
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Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

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Monthly payment£235.34
Deposit£1299
Term (months)60
Cash price£12,988
Credit amount£11,689
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£15,420.40
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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