Facelifted Mazda 3 features a more minimalist design compared to its predecessors. As a nod to the Kodo design language, the Mazda sedan shows more rounded edges and curves than stiff and angular shapes. The front grille follows a mesh-like design and houses daytime running lamps and LED headlamps. The top-spec variant comes with high beam controls which are believed to be replacement for fog lamps, and 18-inch metallic gray aluminum-alloy wheels. On the other hand, the Elite variant sports 16-inch metallic gray alloys. Sunroofs are only available on the premium variant.
Mazda 3 hatchback Philippines has a roomy cabin that can accommodate 5 passengers with plenty of legroom and headroom. While features vary depending on variants, the whole lineup features a black interior with fabric seats for the Elite and leather for the Premium.
The top-spec option comes equipped with 6-way power adjustability while the Elite gets an 8-way manual adjust system. The leather-wrapped steering wheel control can be used to operate audio.
The top-spec variant boasts a wide array of features for safety, including an I-activesense system, smart brake support, driver attention alert, blind-spot monitoring, and cruise control.
Both the Premium and the Elite come with a push start and stop button, front dual-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, rear ventilation Louvres, and auto-dimming rearview mirror. The latter also features Mazda Connect and a 7-inch touch screen monitor. The infotainment system is capable of Bluetooth Hands-Free technology and Pandora internet radio integration.
The top variant Mazda 3 sports 9 Bose speakers while the base option has an 8-speaker Mazda Harmonic Acoustics sound system and an 8.8-inch LCD monitor.