Test Mazda3 2017, minor touch-ups and exemplary behavior

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a couple of months Ago came the Mazda3 2017, a face wash of half-cycle for the compact japanese. The renovation was apparently fairly mild, but there is a saying that says that ‘the small details that make the difference‘. And what we have been able to see first-hand testing this vehicle in the segment C during its presentation in Barcelona and surroundings. We have also seen that continues to be an important model for Mazda.

Although its launch has been a little overshadowed by that of the Mazda CX-5 and 2017, the Mazda3 will be the third pillar of the mark if we talk about sales in Spain. After the boom of the SUV, will take the podium behind the CX-5 and CX-3 that sold 6.591 and 4.356 units, respectively, in 2016. The Mazda3 remains in 3.599 units, something that you expect to keep with this update that we test and analyze.

Small update outside

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Mazda in general and the Mazda3 2017 in particular, have the design language KODO running through his veins. In this case they considered that it was not necessary to make many cosmetic changes in its exterior. So we found the compact with a few touch-ups that will be the day. Highlighted above all by its front, which incorporates a new front grille that brings greater dynamism to the set.

Is lined by its bottom and sides by a chrome trim that connects with the headlights. These also have a new design, more sharp than in its predecessor. Are LED, like daytime running lights are a small horizontal line in the lower part of both sides. Profile can highlight that the Mazda3 will be footwear with a new design wheels of 18 inches in the finishes above, and that already includes blinkers integrated into the mirrors.

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At the back the changes are less noticeable, and we found a bumper redesigned, which has a greater surface area of the body color. Will also highlight their stylish riders in the rear to the double output exhaust. Another innovation in the compact is that it extends the color palette, integrating the new Machine Grey Premium Metallic (we saw this in the Mazda MX-5 RF) and Eternal Blue Mica. Although the protagonist in this model will continue to being the popular Soul Network.

minor touch-ups in its interior

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In the cockpit the Mazda3 2017 continues the same pattern on the outside. The changes are subtle, and continues with the same philosophy as in the model pre-restyling. In this way we find a inside is divided in two parts by an imaginary vertical line. To the left is everything needed for the driver, the information for which you do not have to remove the view of the road. The instrumentation is better placed and the Head-Up Display is updated, now it is in color and shows the signals, or the path of the browser.

Although if there is something that you will notice the pilot is the renewal of the steering wheel. Have the radios horizontal finer and improves the contact surface. It is lined in leather and has a remarkable quality. front seats are another of the elements that are optimized to improve riding comfort. Get the support of the body to be more uniform, reducing the pressure points and it shows when you accumulate kilometres.

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In the central part of the dashboard we will have the 7-inch touch screen interestingly we can only handle with the hands when we are standing. While we are up that you have to use the roulette and the controls that are located in the center console, behind the gear lever. Although it may seem like something small, considering the current trend, what is certain is that we are accustomed to fast and your operation is faultless.

Just the lower area of the center console has also been redesigned. The main reason has been the inclusion of a brake power. To replace the lever by a small button, it has got a space for two recesses for drinks. The Mazda3 2017 stands out for the minimalism of his cabin, in which there is no excess of buttons and you are looking for the driver to focus on driving. The general quality will be good with some materials of remarkable quality and a few items that are out of that line.

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In terms of the habitability the Mazda3 will repeat what we said in the test of its predecessor. The squares front will have a space remarkable and greater comfort thanks to the redesign of the seats. The rear seats will still be in the middle of the segment C having good height and width, while the central square will be something fair. As for the boot, in the body 5 doors has 364 litres of capacity, while if we opt for the sedan body will increase up to 419 litres.

Range of engines SKYACTIV

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From a few years ago, Mazda has a mission to its engines with technology SKYACTIV. Are of the few who have not fallen into the trend of the downsizing and that, even with displacements that exceed those of their competitors, keep consumption fairly tight and a refinement remarkable. In the case of the Mazda3 2017 we will have available two mechanical diesel and three petrol. It is noteworthy that 70% of the sales of this model will be the gasoline.

But let’s start with the diesel, where you will find the new engine SKYACTIV-D 1.5, a-block, turbocharged four-cylinder that came a few months into our country. It has 105 HP and 270 Nm of torque and is positioned as the most economical of the range with a consumption approved of 3.8 l/100 km will Also be the engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2, an old acquaintance with 150 HP of power and a tremendous torque of 380 Nm. Both will have the option of a manual transmission or six-speed automatic.

If we go to the petrol we find the engine SKYACTIV-G 1.5, the small maximum torque with 100 HP and 150 Nm of torque, which will come only with manual shift mode. It is followed by the block SKYACTIV-G 2.0, also the maximum power with the option of manual gearbox or automatic and two levels of power. You will have with 120 HP and 210 Nm of torque, an engine that will take a large percentage of the sales of the Mazda3 2017. Also for the more demanding will be available with 165 HP and 210 Nm. Of time not covered sports variants of MPS.

dynamic Behaviour

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In terms of the behavior the Mazda3 2017, we will begin talking about some common features that will have all their versions and then we will release details of the mechanics that we were able to prove in the presentation. We begin by saying that this model is still the philosophy Jinba Ittai, that comes from japanese and means ‘fusion between the driver and the vehicle’. For this reason the brand has focused on that the sensations at the wheel are one of its highlights.

Mazda3 2017 premieres G-Vectoring Control that had already appeared in other models of the brand. This system of vector control of the torque will serve to distribute the power between the front wheels when you move the steering wheel. This optimizes the load on each wheel and increases the grip of each tire. The other advantage is that we will have a better response and both driver and occupants to travel with comfort. They even claim that it reduces the effort at the steering wheel.

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suspension has been one of the elements that enhance after the face wash. What is certain is that stands out for its firmness and for a bozo quite sporty. As we said before, here prevail the feelings and thanks to the suspension we will have a step curve fast and a poise remarkable. Sometimes sin of being a little dry with bumps and speed humps, but it compensates with the removal of the swings. The address is also we found it very good, it conveys correctly what is happening in the wheels.

In terms of assists to the driving, the Mazda3 2017 will have a full complement of technology. All of them come in a package called i-ACTIVSENSE and that will include some systems such as the wizard of lane change, control of dead angle, detector fatigue or headlights Full LED adaptive. In addition to all this, we choose the system of recognition of signs, to the assistance of braking in the city that now works up to 80 km/h or lto emergency braking that also increases your range up to 160 km/h.


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And now we’re going to talk about some details of the mechanical that we were able to prove in this contact. We started driving the SKYACTIV-D 1.5, the diesel access with 105 HP and also with automatic switching. In the first place, to emphasize its refinement, which makes it to be close to a petrol. Just come to us vibration or noise to the interior, and that also makes us think of the good work has been done with the soundproofing.

In march, this diesel takes advantage of your 270 Nm of torque in a wide range cuentarevoluciones. Surprises that stretch up above 4,000 rpm, having a behaviour more similar to a gasoline. The change automatic has a correct operation, it is a case of torque converter that will not be as fast as a dual clutch but that meets. The consumptions are quite content, and during the whole route we get around 5.5 litres.


we Also had time to catch the other diesel, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 150 BHP, top of range in this fuel. Nothing more start we appreciate the same qualities as its little brother. A good refinement and low vibrations, but this time the benefits will be far greater. With 380 Nm of torque pushing from the 1800 revolutions, we will have a response filled with more and therefore will be a mechanically more suitable for long trips.

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Not what we said, but in this case it was linked to the change handbook and what is true is that it earns quite a bit. Mazda has done a good job with this six-speed transmission, which is very accurate and has some tours quite short. The sensations behind the wheel are better than with the manual, and the consumption also surprises us for good. In spite of its 2.2-liter displacement were almost all the way below 6 litres.


luckily we were also able to get behind the wheel of a mechanical fuel. And not a one but the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 120 HP, which surely will be the engine most sold in the Mazda3 2017. This atmospheric four-cylinder and 2.0-liter is an endangered species before the systematic imposition of the turbo in most brands. But what is certain is that it is very nice, especially for the remarkable refinement that forces us to look at the needle of the revolutions to check if it is running.

it Just sounds, just vibrates and in addition your response is very linear and usable. Pushes well to almost any regime, but we will have to get used to take it a little bit more lively than a turbo. Their behaviour is extremely well-balanced and it will serve us for all kinds of situations. Also linked to the manual gearbox will make driving a delight, without a doubt, if I buy this car would be the combination I would choose. In this case, the consumptions were a little bit over 6 litres, but we still find a good brand.

Equipment Mazda3 2017

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  • G-Vectoring Control
  • Airbag front, side, and curtain
  • stability Control (DSC) and traction (TCS)
  • USB + AUX Jack
  • steel Wheels 16”
  • Mirrors body-color
  • – type Antenna shark fin (only on 5-door)
  • electric Windows front and rear
  • manual Air conditioning
  • startup Wizard in costs
  • Monitor tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • repair Kit for punctures
  • Disconnect, airbag passenger
  • push Button start with intelligent control
  • trip Computer
  • Radio with four speakers
  • central Locking
  • power Steering electrically
  • split folding rear Seats 60:40


  • Equipment Press
  • alloy Wheels, 16” (205/60R16)
  • heated exterior Mirrors with power-folding manual
  • LED fog lights
  • 7” touch Screen, HMI Commander and 6 speakers
  • steering Wheel and knob of gearshift lever with leather lining
  • interior Mirror with automatic-dimming
  • System of assistance to the braking of the town advanced (SCBS) with recognition of pedestrians
  • automatic Climate control bizona
  • cruise Control + speed limiter
  • Bluetooth
  • 2 USB + AUX Jack
  • passenger Seat with height adjustment
  • electric parking Brake
  • Armrest rear


  • Equipment Style
  • alloy Wheels of 18” new design (215/4SR18)
  • Headlights Full LED, daytime running lights and rear LED
  • rear-view Mirrors with power-folding auto
  • intelligent Access keyless
  • Assistance to the braking of the city back
  • Head-Up Display to color
  • Control of dead angle (BSM)
  • Detector fatigue
  • Bose stereo system with 9 speakers
  • rear windows with tinted dark
  • rain Sensor and light
  • DAB digital Radio
  • rear view Camera
  • parking Sensors front and rear
  • signal Recognition (only if equipped with browser)

Prices Mazda3 2017 in Spain

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Engine Change Finish Price 5p Price Sedan
Engine Change Finish Price 5p Price Sedan
SKYACTIV-G 1.5 100HP Manual Press 17.750 €
SKYACTIV-G 1.5 100HP Manual Style 19.925 € 20.425 €
SKYACTIV-G 2.0 120 CV Manual Style 20.725 € 21.225 €
SKYACTIV-G 2.0 120 CV Auto Style 22.525 € 23.025 €
SKYACTIV-G 2.0 120 CV Manual Luxury 23.465 € 23.965 €
SKYACTIV-G 2.0 120 CV Auto Luxury 25.665 € 25.765 €
SKYACTIV-G 2.0 165 HP Manual Style 22.225 €
SKYACTIV-G 2.0 165 HP Manual Luxury 24.965 €
SKYACTIV-D 1.5 105 HP Manual Style 22.625 € 23.125 €
SKYACTIV-D 1.5 105 HP Auto Style 24.425 €
SKYACTIV-D 1.5 105 HP Manual Luxury 25.365 € 25.865 €
SKYACTIV-D 1.5 105 HP Auto Luxury 27.165 €
SKYACTIV-D 2.2 150 HP Manual Style 24.225 € 24.725 €
SKYACTIV-D 2.2 150 HP Auto Style 26.025 €
SKYACTIV-D 2.2 150 HP Manual Luxury 27.165 € 27.465 €
SKYACTIV-D 2.2 150 HP Auto Luxury 28.765 €

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