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Mazda 3 Liftback Specs

Engine 1496 cc
Power 118 hp
Transmission Type Automatic
Driver Airbag Yes
Air Conditioner Yes
Power Steering Yes
Ground Clearance 135 mm
Seating Capacity 5 Seats

3 Liftback Pros & Cons

Things We Like in 3 Liftback

High equipment and safety levels

Engine is not only powerful but fun to drive and efficient

Things We Dont Like in 3 Liftback

No diesel engine is available

Rear seat could have been slightly upright

Recent Updates of 3 Liftback

The fourth-generation Mazda 3 Hatchback was launched in July last year.  The car gets a honeycomb-like design with black trim. It also has a prominent C-pillar and a shorter rump. The car is available in the 1.5-liter and 2.0-litre engine options. The turbocharged 1.5-litre unit produces 118PS maximum power and 153Nm peak torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Major features include 7 airbags, stability control, child safety lock (manual for the rear doors), 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, 8-speaker audio system, automatic headlamps, automatic wipers, and a reversing camera. The entry-level model is priced at RM 139,620.

Mazda 3 Liftback Price

The 3 Liftback is priced between RM 137,000 and RM 154,000 .

Mazda 3 Liftback Variants

There are 2 variants available of 3 Liftback: Skyactiv-G 1.5 and Skyactiv-G 2.0 High Plus.

Mazda 3 Liftback Power-trains

The 3 Liftback is powered by a 1998cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 162 hp of power and 213 Nm of torque and 1496cc 4-cylinder Petrol engine produces 118 hp of power and 153 Nm of torque.

It comes with the option of a 6-Speed Automatic transmission gearbox.

Mazda 3 Liftback Features

The feature list of 3 Liftback includes Central Locking, Power Door Locks, Anti Theft Device and Engine Immobilizer in terms of security.

Features for Comfort & Convenience include Air Conditioner, Power Windows Front, Power Windows Rear, Automatic Climate Control, Heater, Rear A/C Vents, Engine Start/Stop Button, Adjustable Seats, Height Adjustable Driver Seat, On Board Computer, Electric Folding Rear View Mirror, Automatic Headlamps, Steering Wheel Gearshift Paddle, Accessory Power Outlet, Power Steering, Multi-function Steering Wheel, Cruise Control, Foldable Rear Seat, Low Fuel Warning Light, Rear Seat Headrest, Rear Seat Center Arm Rest, Cup Holders-Front, Cup Holders-Rear, Seat Lumbar Support, Bottle Holder, Keyless Entry and Central Console Armrest.

Features for Entertainment & communication include Touch Screen, FM/AM/Radio, Bluetooth Connectivity, USB & Auxiliary Input, Speakers Front, Speakers Rear and Voice Control.

Mazda 3 Liftback Interior

The interior features include Tacho Meter, Electronic Multi Tripmeter, Leather Seats, Leather Steering Wheel, Digital Clock, Digital Odometer and Electric Adjustable Seats.

Mazda 3 Liftback Exterior

If we talk about the exterior features then it include Adjustable Headlights, Fog Lights Rear, Power Adjustable Exterior Rear View Mirror, Rain Sensing Wiper, Rear Window Wiper, Rear Window Washer, Alloy Wheels, Centrally Mounted Fuel Tank, Rear Spoiler, Sun Roof, Outside Rear View Mirror Turn Indicator and Integrated Antenna.

Mazda 3 Liftback Safety

The safety features of the Model includes the Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbag-Front, Child Safety Locks, Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Ebd, Vehicle Stability Control System, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Day & Night Rear View Mirror, Height Adjustable Front Seat Belts, Rear Camera, Parking Sensors, Crash Sensor, Engine Check Warning, Front Impact Beams, Side Impact Beams, Door Ajar Warning and Traction Control.

Mazda 3 Liftback Competitors

The 3 Liftback Competitors are: Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Swift Sport.

Mazda 3 Liftback 2022 Price List

Variant Price Specifications  
Mazda 3 Liftback Skyactiv-G 1.5 RM 137,000 *
OTR Price
1496 cc, 118 hp, Automatic, Petrol
Mazda 3 Liftback Skyactiv-G 2.0 High Plus RM 154,000 *
OTR Price
1998 cc, 162 hp, Automatic, Petrol

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Mazda 3 Liftback Colors

3 Liftback is available in 7 different colors - Soul Red, Sonic Silver Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl, Machine Grey Metallic, Jet Black, Deep Crystal Blue Mica and Polymetal Grey.

Mazda 3 Liftback Review

  • 3 Liftback Overview
  • Mazda 3 Liftback Interior & Features
  • 3 Liftback Exterior
  • Mazda 3 Liftback Ride & Handling
  • 3 Liftback Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • Mazda 3 Liftback Braking & Safety
  • 3 Liftback Verdict

3 Liftback Overview

Mazdas have always held a special place in the local market. The company builds evocative cars and it is but natural that they find lots of takers for given any model that is being made. The Mazda 3 hatchback is one car that brings in the moolah for the company. Now in its third generation, the car has got a facelift, something that will help it carve its own space in a segment filled with the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf, and the Honda Civic. So, this facelifted trim brings along with it a lot of equipment, changes to the fascia and finally a lower price tag too. Mazda has started offering the 3 hatchback only in the High trim. The High was previously reserved only for the sedan. So without further ado, here are my impressions of the Mazda 3 hatchback.

Mazda 3 Liftback Interior & Features

The cabin of the Mazda 3 hatch sees fewer changes when compared to the exterior. The CX-9 borrowed steering wheel looks and is nice to hold as well. The instrument cluster too looks new partly because of the graphics and fonts which have been changed. The surprise package is the colour display for the Head-up display that looks just brilliant. The leather upholstery too has been given an overall and the new electronic parking brake liberates space in the centre console. This space is now being used by twin cup holders and there is also a special slot to put your mobile phones. A 7-inch MZD touchscreen infotainment system takes care of the music requirements and it is compatible with USB, AUX as well as Bluetooth inputs. Mazda sadly still doesn’t think highly of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Both these OS supports have been given a miss in the 3.

Both the front as well rear seats are comfortable enough. The front seats are powered whereas the rear seats in our opinion could be slightly upright. Boot space of 364 litres is strictly okay. Everything in the cabin feels high quality though the plastics towards the lower part of the dashboard could have been done a tad better.

3 Liftback Exterior

The Mazda 3 hatchback follows the Kodo design, something the entire brand follows. The grille, as a result, has now become bigger and is flanked by reshaped headlights. The headlamps are LED projectors and they now have LED DRLs as well as LED fog lights to help light up the dark roads. Mazda has also added reprofiled bumpers, a bigger air dam as well and the Mazda logo too has been slightly shifted to the lower part than before. The colour palette is Meteor Grey, Artic White, Aluminium Metallic and Blue Reflex. Towards the rear, apart from the reshaped reflectors and fog lamps, there isn’t much to distinguish it from the older car. The Mazda 3 hatch still runs 215/45 R18 tyres and the spare unit is a size 16. Dimension-wise, the Mazda 3 hatch still measures 4,470 mm x 1,795 mm x 1,465 mm for the length, width and height respectively. The wheelbase stands at 2,700 mm and the kerb weight is 1,344kg

Mazda 3 Liftback Ride & Handling

Mazda cars are always fun to drive. But that hasn’t happened at the expense of the ride quality. The MacPherson struts at the front and the multi-link at the rear have been tuned perfectly. The Mazda absorbs all but the biggest of potholes and even though it maintains its composure. For the model year 2018, Mazda have added G-Vectoring for the entire 3 range.

What it does is ensure the engine supplies the right amount of torque based on inputs from the steering. It takes care of the lateral yaw and ensures that the car feels connected to drive. The steering while being electrically assisted is quite direct and gives one a confident feel while driving.

3 Liftback Engine & Fuel Consumption

Mazda continues to use the excellent 2.0-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol motor that puts out 162PS of power and 210Nm of torque. A 6-speed automatic gearbox along with a manual mode is offered. Mazda has increased the compression of the engine to eke out more driveability. This, in turn, has improved the fuel efficiency too by a notch. Under light load, the engine is a very charming performer and doesn’t seem to be fazed even when the driver is redlining it. The torque convertor along with the paddle shifters do a good job of changing gears without being an intrusion. The engine is well insulated and doesn’t become the constant drone in the cabin that is usually the case with higher capacity motors.

In terms of efficiency, driving through the switchbacks as well as your crowded roads, the Mazda 3 hatch was a pleasant surprise. We thought the fuel efficiency could be somewhere around 11-12kmpl. However, on refilling, we realised that the Mazda has a trick or two up its sleeves. The efficiency came out to be 14.3 kmpl. The top speed that the Mazda 3 achieved was a cool 180kmph.

It still baffles me as to why Mazda doesn’t offer a diesel powerplant for the 3. The engine, we have heard has good mid-range torque and excellent driveability. Not to mention, its fuel efficiency is around 18 kmpl.

Mazda 3 Liftback Braking & Safety

With the facelift, Mazda has also got a huge list of safety equipment as standard in the Mazda 3. For the hatchback, in its High trim, there are six airbags, Hill Start Assist, Dynamic Stability Control, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Anti Lock Braking, Emergency Stop Signal, Emergency Brake System, Traction Control, ISOFIX child seat mounts, seat belts with pre-tensioners for the front passengers and 3-point seat belts with ELR. Not only this but the hatchback also gets a radar-assisted tech as part of the safety update. These include Smart City Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring,  Lane Departure Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

The GNCAP rating for the 3 hatchback is a full five stars.

3 Liftback Verdict

Mazda 3 has been priced at RM 107,000, ex-showroom. At this price, it’s a steal and if backseat comfort isn’t your priority, then the Mazda 3 hatch makes sense. If you need more boot space, there is always the sedan which is available at the same price and gets similar equipment levels too.

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    Mazda 3 has a sedan silhouette with an enhanced exterior that has uplifted the entire beauty of the car. The car is driven by SKYACTIV-G 1.5L DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder engine with a maximum power of 118 Hp and SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission system. Outside the car, the headlights have been improved a lot, thanks to the automatic front headlight leveling, Read More

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