Mazda 3 2018 Philippines: Prices, Interior, Exterior & Specs Review

Apr 25, 2018
Editor's rating 4.0
User's rating 4.7
  • Table of contents
  • 1. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines: Introduction
  • 2. Mazda 3 2018 Exterior
  • 3. Mazda 3 2018 interior
  • 4. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Review: Engine & Performance
  • 5. Mazda 3 2018 Specs
  • 6. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons
  • 7. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Price
Get full information about price, interior, exterior, and specs of one of the hottest sedan in the market today through our Mazda 3 2018 Philippines review.

1. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines: Introduction

To make things straight, the Mazda 3 has seemingly been overshadowed by the fancy new Civic which possesses a turbocharged engine. However, do you really need a turbo for your daily rides? To be honest, we cannot deny the fact that that the Mazda 3 is one of the most nicely-designed sedans in the market today, not to mention its classy cabin. So what about its ride and others, keep reading this Mazda 3 Philippines review by Philkotse.com to find out.

Mazda 3 2018 on the road

We cannot deny the fact that that the Mazda 3 is one of the most nicely-designed sedans in the market today

Mazda 3 2018

2. Mazda 3 2018 Exterior

Mazda’s KODO: Soul of Motion design language needs no introduction. Yes, the Mazda 3 exterior is sleek and charming at any angle. The long hood, short trunk design, 18-inch wheels are all mesmerizing. Particularly, the front and rear light configurations are very impressive, like eyes of a beast. LED headlights with LED DRLs complement its sporty look at night.

2018 mazda 3 exterior

The 2018 Mazda 3 exterior is sleek and charming at any angle

2018 mazda 3 exterior

The long hood, short trunk design, 18-inch wheels are all mesmerizing

2018 mazda 3 exterior

The front and rear light configurations are very impressive, like eyes of a beast

3. Mazda 3 2018 interior

Domintaing the inside is a black theme with dark brown leather highlights on door panels and center console that remind us of the classy cockpit of the Mazda 6 Wagon 2018. For the most part, the Mazda 3 interior, with genuine perforated leather seats, sunroof and many other amenities are plush and upmarket.

2018 Mazda 3 interior

Domintaing the inside is a black theme with dark brown leather highlights on door panels and center console

All knobs, buttons and even plastics are soft to touch. Also worth noting in the 3 sedan is a standard intuitive tablet-like touchscreen head unit with a beautifully-designed interface. It can easily be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth or USB. Better still, the system can house car settings for convenient features including auto-door locks, speed limit warning and rain-sensing wipers.

mazda 3 2018 touchscreen

Also worth noting in the 2018 Mazda 3 interior is a standard intuitive tablet-like touchscreen head unit

2018 mazda 3 interior

All knobs, buttons and even plastics are soft to touch​

2018 mazda 3 interior

For the most part, the Mazda 3 interior is plush and upmarket

When it comes to space, the Mazda 3 boosts more than you expect in a city sedan.  The wiggle room is abundant for 5 passengers; meanwhile, the trunk allows you to haul 5 huge duffle bags and even more with rear back rests folded down.

Mazda 3 2018 seating

When it comes to space, the Mazda 3 boosts more than you expect in a city sedan

>>> You may also concern: Next-gen Mazda 3 2019 to come with digital display instrument cluster

4. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Review: Engine & Performance

Under the range-topping 3’s hood is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine capable of mustering 153 hp and 200 Nm of torque. As mentioned, even though this is not a turbo like the Civic, it provides enough torque and power at low and mid speeds (meaning great acceleration), let alone its fuel efficiency. At higher speeds, the power delivery remained consistent, giving you confidence in overtaking. Working in tandem with the engine is a 6-speed automatic gearbox with paddles shifters that allows smooth and on-point gear-shifting.

mazda 3 2018 engine

Under the range-topping 3’s hood is a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G gasoline engine capable of mustering 153 hp and 200 Nm

Driving around city in the Mazda 3 is a bed of roses thanks to light steering. At higher speed, it comes a bit heavier and stable when on the highway. Plus, the brakes system also feels protective. The suspension is also good at taking in road imperfections albeit a bit jittery with bigger potholes.

One trait we cannot miss when discussing a Mazda’s performance is the G-Vectoring Control (GVC) which helps reduce body roll when taking corners, making your ride more enjoyable.

Mazda 3 2018 on the road

Driving around city in the Mazda 3 is a bed of roses thanks to light steering

A Sport mode is likewise on tap. Once you shift to this mode, the 3 tells you a totally different story. That time, the mill tends to stay at higher rpms. This maximizes the pulling power at every gear. That said, it’ll guzzle more gas. By the way, in terms of fuel consumption, it sips fuel at around 17.5 km/l at a highway speed of 90 kmph (13.1 km/l at Sport mode). In the meantime, expect an average consumption of 10.9 km/l in light traffic in the city at 60 kmph. As for heavy traffic, it does a fuel consumption reading of 6.5 km/l.

Mazda 3 2018 sport mode

Once you shift to Sport mode, the 3 tells you a totally different story

Last but not least, the Mazda 3 2018 engine is pretty noisy when in high rpms, even when your playlist is being played. This can affect your passengers’ comfort, yet if you are the type of driver who loves the roaring sound of a naturally-aspirated power plant, we dare say you’ll prefer it to your music.

5. Mazda 3 2018 Specs

Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Specs
  SkyActiv R sedan SkyActiv V sedan
Dimensions & Weights
Length 4,580 mm
Width 1,795 mm
Height 1,450 mm
Wheelbase 2,700 mm
Tread

Front: 1,555 mm

Rear: 1,560 mm

Minimum Turning Radius 5.3 m
Minimum Curb Weight 1,318 mm 1,242 mm
Engine & Transmission
Engine Type SKYACTIV-G In-line 4-Cylinder DOHC, 16 Valves w/ i-STOP (Idling Stop System) & i-ELOOP  SKYACTIV-G In-line 4-Cylinder DOHC, 16 Valves
Displacement 1,998 mm 1,496 mm
Compression Ratio 13:1
Fuel System Direct Injection 
Recommended Fuel Regular Unleaded 91-95 RON
Maximum Output 153 hp @ 6,000 rpm 110 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Maximum Torque 200 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 144 Nm @ 3,500 rpm
Fuel Tank Capacity 51 L
Emissions Euro Stage 4
Chassis
Suspension

Front: MacPherson Struts

Rear: Multi-link beam

Brakes

Front: Ventilated Discs

Rear: Solid Discs

Wheel Size & Type 18"x 7.0J Aluminum Alloy 16"x 6.5J Aluminum Alloy
Wheel Color Silver Metallic
Tire Size 215/45 R18 205/60 R16
Exterior
Headlamps LED w/ Auto Levelling, Adaptive Front-Lighting System & Day Time Running Lamp Halogen
Front Wipers Time Adjustable Intermittent w/ Rain Sensor Adjustable
Front Fog Lamps LED
Electric Glass Sunroof Standard n/a
Side Mirror Body Colour w/ Side Turn Lamp Integrated
Exhaust Tail Pipe Dual Type Single Type
Antenna Type Glass Printed
Rear Spoiler Lip Type w/ Body Color n/a
Interior
Seat & Trim Upholstery Leather with 4-way Manual Adjust Fabric with 4-way Manual Adjust
Door Trim

Material: Leather insert

Door armrest: w/ one touch up and down control and w/  lock/un-lock button (Driver)

Steering Wheel
  • Leather Wrapped
  • Tilt & Telescopic
  • w/ Control Switch
  • w/ Paddle Shifter
Cruise Control Standard n/a
Shift Knob Leather wrapped
Parking Brake Electronic Parking Brake Parking Lever with Leather Wrapped
Meter Set Analog Display Tachometer w/ Trip Computer and HUD (Heads up Display) Digital Display Tachometer w/ Trip Computer
Audio System 7" Touchscreen LCD monitor, MP3, Aux-in, Two-USB, 12V powersupply and Bluetooth Function
Disc Player DVD CD
Speakers 6
Commander Control Standard
Bluetooth® Hands-free System Standard
Climate Control Automatic Dual-Zone Temperature Control Automatic Single-Zone Temperature Control
Push Start / Stop Button Standard
Rear View Mirror Standard w/ Auto Dimming Standard
Power Windows Standard
Overhead Console Standard w/ Sunglass holder n/a
Safety Features
Passenger & Driver Airbag Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard n/a
ABS w/ EBD
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) Standard
Front Parking Sensors n/a
Rear Parking Sensors Standard
Rear View Camera Standard w/ Guidelines
Seatbelt Warning Lamp Standard
High-mount Stop Lamp Standard
Immobilizer Standard
Smart Keyless Entry System Standard w/ Push Start / Stop Button Standard
Blind Spot Detection n/a
Child Lock Protection Standard w/ ISO Fix
Special Features
GVC (G Vectoring Control) Standard
i-STOP idling stop system Standard n/a
i-ELOOP regenerative braking system Standard n/a

6. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Review: Pros & Cons

Mazda 3 2018 Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Good-looking
  • Classy cabin
  • Efficient engine
  • Smooth handling
Cons
  • A bit cramped rear row

 

7. Mazda 3 2018 Philippines Price

Mazda 3 price in the Philippines 2018
 Model 2017 SRP 2018 SRP Difference
Mazda 3 1.5 V 4DR P998,000 P1,058,000 P60,000
Mazda 3 1.5 V 5DR P1,018,000 P1,078,000 P60,000
Mazda 3 2.0 R 4DR P1,248,000 P1,270,000 P22,000
Mazda 3 2.0 R 5DR P1,268,000 P1,290,000 P22,000
Mazda 3 2.0 R Speed 5DR P1,398,000 P1,490,000 P92,000

>>> View full Mazda 3 price list and estimated monthly payment

We believe that after scanning our Mazda 3 Review Philippines, you’ll realize that you actually do not need to turbo for your city driving. The Mazda 3 2018, with its SkyActiv-G may be better with its good looks, high-tech cabin, great driving dynamics, and more. The Mazda 3 cost starts from P1,058,000, making it the least expensive among players in the same segment like the Toyota Altis 2018 and Honda Civic RS Turbo. It’s truly a pretty good deal for you. Don’t miss it.

Mazda 3 2018 models

The 3 price starts from P1,058,000, making it the least expensive among players in the same segment

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