Go like never before

The way Mazda3 moves will leave you wanting more. Light weight unleashes sporting agility, delivered with smooth-riding, sure-steering confidence. SKYACTIV-G petrol engines are quick to respond, with refined thrust from 2.0 or 2.5 litres. Exceptional economy adds to the thrill. SKYACTIV-D 2.2L diesel engine has a much lower compression ratio than conventional diesels. This reduces friction and inertia, enabling sportier power delivery – right up to an exceptionally high 5,500rpm.

Plus clever features like i-stop help save you fuel. It turns off the engine when you come to a halt, restarting the instant you want to move.

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Mazda3 dials up sports performance – yet also achieves exceptional fuel economy. This is possible because for the first time Mazda3 integrates the full suite of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

It’s a breakthrough innovation, which completely re-engineers every vehicle aspect to heighten performance and unleash greater efficiency.

SKYACTIV petrol engines

A fundamental redesign of the internal combustion engine lifts performance, while cutting fuel consumption.

The SKYACTIV-G engine features precise multi-hole direct injection to minimise fuel use, while a unique piston design enhances fuel combustion – boosting power and lowering emissions.

Reduced friction unlocks extra power, while a 4-2-1 exhaust layout improves efficiency. The 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine produces 114kW of power and 200Nm of torque using as little as 5.7 litres of fuel every 100km*. The punchy 2.5 litre gives 138kW and 250Nm, with consumption as low as 6.0 L/100km*.

* Sedan automatic on Combined cycle. Fuel consumption figures based on ADR81/02 test results.

SKYACTIV transmissions

SKYACTIV-Drive automatic

We’ve combined the best aspects of conventional automatic, continuously variable and dual clutch transmissions. So you get maximum driving fun and high efficiency. The SKYACTIV-Drive transmission couples directly with the engine over a far wider range than other automatics. This delivers a significant increase in fuel economy and a more direct, manual transmission-like power delivery and driving feel. Shifts are smooth, quick and accurate across the 6-speeds.


The manual transmission gives you the wrist-flicking shift feel of a sports car, like our iconic Mazda MX-5. Simplified internal design, plus a finely-honed shift mechanism has delivered this sensation. The 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT is much more compact and also much lighter than comparable transmissions. Match this with a significant reduction in friction and fuel economy is much improved.


We’ve re-examined every component to strengthen the sense of ‘oneness’ between car and driver. For nimble handling and refinement, the lightweight front strut and rear multi-link suspension uses firmer bushings and totally revised geometry. Innovative welding of the front and rear cross members achieves impressive stiffness with low weight. Fuel-saving electric power-assisted steering features a high ratio for quick handling, yet delivers great stability at all speeds.