Compared to the Mazda 3 Sportback, the grille and bumper of the Mazda 3 Sedan look different, setting these two vehicles apart. Fake air vents are placed on the lower bumper instead of the fog lights. Mazda doesn’t equip the Mazda 3 Sedan with fog lights. The vehicle features LED headlights that, according to Mazda, will get rid of the need for fog lights.
The design of the latest Mazda 3 model is more subtle with more curves than angles compared to its predecessor. The Elite variant has 16-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the Speed and Premium have 18-inch alloy wheels.
There are six color options available including Jet Black Mica, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Machine Grey, and Sonic Silber Metallic.
The car’s interior features hard and soft plastics. The top trim level still has the same black interior, just like the Elite trim. Only the top of the line Sportback variant has the red accents as well as red interior trimmings.
The cabin space is sufficient enough. However, due to its sleek roofline, the headroom might become a problem for passengers sitting at the back. The vehicle also has plenty of space for storage.
The Mazda 3 is equipped with seven airbags, vehicle stability control, and traction control. Other safety features include front and back parking sensors, a 360-degree camera, driving monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and cruise control. With these safety features, drivers are guaranteed to have a safer trip.
While the vehicle doesn’t have an official rating for ASEAN NCAP yet, in EURO NCAP standards, its European hatchback counterpart received 5 stars.
The vehicle comes with a non-touchscreen 8.8-inch monitor infotainment system with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There are mounted audio controls as well as dedicated controls close to the gear shifter to navigate the infotainment. There is another feature called G-Vectoring Control Plus adjusting power delivery when drivers corner for much smoother drive.