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Our Fleet Test Drive Review: Mazda 3 - 16th Report

Date: 10 June 2010   |   Author: Hugh Hunston

In the garage
Category: Lower medium
P11D price: £18,260
Key rival: Ford Focus

Moving passed the 8000-mile mark our trusty hatchback continues to be a model of reliability.

Extended across the Mazda 3 range, that virtue arguably contributes to growing conquest fleet business among core end users this year. Admittedly, this is driven particularly by the lower CO2 (119g/km) and higher mpg 1.6-litre diesel counterpart, but we would miss our 150hp model's muscle, flexibility and refinement, which must attract a significant portion of user choosers.

Mazda 3 2.2d 150PS Sport 5-door manual
Claimed combined
Our average consumption45.0mpg
P11D price£18,260
Model price range£13,500 -£21,500
CO2 (tax) 144g/km/19%
BIK 20/40% per month£58/£116
Service interval12,500mls
Insurancegroup 10E
Boot space (min/max)300/1360 litres
Engine size/power2184cc/150PS
Top speed/0-62mph127mph/9.2secs
Why we’re running itCan it step up to its
class mark like the 6?
PositiveStops as well as it goes
NegativeBadly placed handbrake