“Affordable premium” may sound like a bit far-fetched, but believe us, at every price point of the Mazda3, and at every body style, there is value to be had. So far there are a total of 5 variants to choose from, 2 for the sedan, and 3 for the Sportback.
In either form, both cars look devilishly handsome with lines and curves that evoke passions and feelings that only Mazda cars can deliver. The new update brings a slightly higher price tag than what was being offered a generation ago, but the increase could well be worth it. Let’s go over which one to pick in this variant comparison guide.
So, it starts with a naturally-aspirated 1.5-liter engine that produces 109 hp and 146 Nm of torque. It’s not the most potent of engines you can find in a compact sedan or hatchback, the price is still justified by the high-quality fit and finish and a good set of features. When you buy a Mazda vehicle, chassis engineering and driver-centric design are the main features that enthrall and entwine drivers in the feeling of control. It’s like a fitted suit, you can move comfortably, and look damn good doing it. Starting at just P1,320,000 for the Sportback and P1,295,000 for the sedan, the Mazda3 has a rather high price tag, but the deal is sweetened by notable additions and features.
The features that you pay for in the base trim include the 8.8-inch non-touch infotainment screen that comes equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Mazda also outfits this system with a set of 8 speakers from Mazda Harmonic Acoustics. You also get the full slew of airbags with a total of 7