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Segment: Compact

Revamped in 2016 for the 2017 model year, the third generation of the Mazda3 hatchback, also known as the Axela on its home market, is one of the most old-school cars in the compact segment by far.

The main reason for that is not necessarily linked to its sexy exterior design or the level of technology available on the model, but one single feature, releted to what's under the hood.

All the gasoline engines present on the third-generation Mazda3 are naturally aspirated, which makes it a unique proposition. Because they haven't followed the general trend of downsizing and turbocharging but use a clever, the engines in the Mazda3 are still responsive and sound great, while the fuel economy is far better than some might expect. The facelifted sedan version is almost identical to its predecessor on the outside, with the G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system and some interior nips and tucks being the main differences between them. The front and rear light units have also been slightly refreshed.

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MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2016 - 2018
  4 gasoline engines
  • 1.5L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (100 HP)
  • 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (120 HP)
  • 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (165 HP)
  • 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (120 HP)
  3 diesel engines
  • 1.5L SKYACTIV-D 6AT (105 HP)
  • 1.5L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (105 HP)
  • 2.2L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (150 HP)

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 1.5L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (100 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (100 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
73.5 KW @ 6000 RPM
100 HP @ 6000 RPM
99 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
111 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
150 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (120 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
88.3 KW @ 6000 RPM
120 HP @ 6000 RPM
118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
155 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
210 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (165 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6AT (165 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
121.4 KW @ - RPM
165 HP @ - RPM
163 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
155 lb-ft @ - RPM
210 Nm @ - RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (120 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L SKYACTIV-G 6MT (120 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
88.3 KW @ 6000 RPM
120 HP @ 6000 RPM
118 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
155 lb-ft @ 4000 RPM
210 Nm @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 1.5L SKYACTIV-D 6AT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L SKYACTIV-D 6AT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
77.2 KW @ 4000 RPM
105 HP @ 4000 RPM
104 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
199 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 RPM
270 Nm @ 1600-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 1.5L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (105 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.5L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (105 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1498 cm3
Power
77.2 KW @ 4000 RPM
105 HP @ 4000 RPM
104 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
199 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 RPM
270 Nm @ 1600-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.2L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (150 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.2L SKYACTIV-D 6MT (150 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2191 cm3
Power
110.3 KW @ 4500 RPM
150 HP @ 4500 RPM
148 BHP @ 4500 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM
380 Nm @ 1800 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharged Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.5 gallons (51.1 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Width
70,7 in (1778 mm)
Height
57,1 in (1448 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.2/61.4 in (1,554/1,560 mm)
Wheelbase
106.3 in (2700 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.1 in (155 mm)
Cargo Volume
14.8 cuFT (419 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0,26
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