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Segment: Compact
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The fourth generation of Mazda 3 was introduced in 2018 and it followed the Kodo design language, showcased by the RX-Vision concept in the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

The compact-segment was one of the most important in more markets around the world. From mass-market brands to premium brands, every car-maker had at least one member there. It was the market were a hatchback, a sedan, a station-wagon, a coupe or a convertible could find a place and a buyer. Mazda chose to launch only a 5-door hatchback and a sedan for the Mazda 3 in that segment.

The Kodo design language was like a flowing metal in motion. And the 3 was just like that. The swept headlights, the flowing lines, and the short deck confirmed those principles. The sculptured door panels were flowing, following the air-stream.

Inside, the 3 featured a double level design and the 8.8” infotainment screen rising up in the middle. The center stack hosted only the climate control buttons. On the center console, the designer installed the commander control, a rotary knob.

The 3 featured a choice of engines ranged between a 1.8-liter diesel and 2.5-liter gasoline. All versions were assisted by the Mazda's new M Hybrid system, which increased fuel-efficiency and driving experience. The standard transmission for the entire range was a 6-speed manual, while a 6-speed auto was on the options list. The platform offered a front independent suspension and trailing arm in the rear. An all-wheel-drive version was available as well, but still without an independent suspension in the back.

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2018 - Present 15 Photos
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MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2018 - Present
  5 gasoline engines
  • 2.0L Skyactiv-G 6AT (122 HP)
  • 2.0L Skyactiv-G 6MT (122 HP)
  • 2.0L Skyactiv-X 6AT (180 HP)
  • 2.5L Skyactiv-G 6AT AWD (186 HP)
  • 2.5L Skyactiv-G 6MT (186 HP)
  2 diesel engines
  • 1.8L Skyactiv-D 6AT (116 HP)
  • 1.8L Skyactiv-D 6MT (116 HP)

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.0L Skyactiv-G 6AT (122 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L Skyactiv-G 6AT (122 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
89.7 KW @ 4000 RPM
122 HP @ 4000 RPM
120 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
157 lb-ft @ 4000-6500 RPM
213 Nm @ 4000-6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
126 mph (203 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.8 s
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
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/62.2 in (1,570/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2866 lbs (1300 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4193 lbs (1902 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
33.6 mpg US (7 L/100Km)
Highway
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
Combined
42.8 mpg US (5.5 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
127 g/km

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.0L Skyactiv-G 6MT (122 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L Skyactiv-G 6MT (122 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
89.7 KW @ 6000 RPM
122 HP @ 6000 RPM
120 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
157 lb-ft @ 4000-6500 RPM
213 Nm @ 4000-6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
126 mph (203 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.4 s
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
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/62.2 in (1,570/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2811 lbs (1275 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4120 lbs (1869 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
36.8 mpg US (6.4 L/100Km)
Highway
54.7 mpg US (4.3 L/100Km)
Combined
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
117 g/km

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.0L Skyactiv-X 6AT (180 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.0L Skyactiv-X 6AT (180 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1998 cm3
Power
132.4 KW @ 6000 RPM
180 HP @ 6000 RPM
178 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
165 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
224 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 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
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/62.2 in (1,570/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
37.9 mpg US (6.2 L/100Km)
Highway
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
Combined
45.2 mpg US (5.2 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
117 g/km

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.5L Skyactiv-G 6AT AWD (186 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L Skyactiv-G 6AT AWD (186 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
136.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
186 HP @ 6000 RPM
183 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000-6500 RPM
252 Nm @ 4000-6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
205/60 R16
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.7x62.2 in (1567 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3071 lbs (1393 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
26.1 mpg US (9 L/100Km)
Highway
35.1 mpg US (6.7 L/100Km)
Combined
30 mpg US (7.8 L/100Km)

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 2.5L Skyactiv-G 6MT (186 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.5L Skyactiv-G 6MT (186 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
2488 cm3
Power
136.8 KW @ 6000 RPM
186 HP @ 6000 RPM
183 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000-6500 RPM
252 Nm @ 4000-6500 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 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
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.7x62.2 in (1567 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.5 in (140 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 1.8L Skyactiv-D 6AT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L Skyactiv-D 6AT (116 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1759 cm3
Power
85.3 KW @ 4000 RPM
116 HP @ 4000 RPM
114 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
199 lb-ft @ 1600-4000 RPM
270 Nm @ 1600-4000 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
12.1 s
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
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/62.2 in (1,570/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2910 lbs (1320 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4220 lbs (1914 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
46.1 mpg US (5.1 L/100Km)
Highway
56 mpg US (4.2 L/100Km)
Combined
51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
126 g/km

MAZDA 3 / Axela Sedan 1.8L Skyactiv-D 6MT (116 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  1.8L Skyactiv-D 6MT (116 HP)
Cylinders
L4
Displacement
1759 cm3
Power
85.3 KW @ 4000 RPM
116 HP @ 4000 RPM
114 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
199 lb-ft @ 1600-2600 RPM
270 Nm @ 1600-2600 RPM
Fuel System
Direct Injection
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
13.2 gallons (50.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.3 s
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
Length
183.5 in (4661 mm)
Width
70.7 in (1796 mm)
Height
56.9 in (1445 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.8/62.2 in (1,570/1,580 mm)
Wheelbase
107.3 in (2725 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.3 in (135 mm)
Cargo Volume
15.9 cuFT (450 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2864 lbs (1299 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4176 lbs (1894 kg)
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