The Mazda 3: Impressive performance and great value for money

The Mazda 3 offers South Africans an affordable and reliable ride. If you are looking for an economic option, you can find a used Mazda 3 for sale. Whether you are looking for a family car or a vehicle to get you to work every day, the Mazda 3 is a great choice

The Mazda 3 offers drivers a comfortable interior. Air conditioning helps to keep the cabin at a pleasant temperature. You can listen to your favourite radio station on the Mazda 3’s sound system. It also has CD player capabilities. The rain sensor wipers (of the Mazda 3 MPS) and fog lamps increase visibility during adverse weather conditions. Electric mirrors and windows as well as central locking are other convenient features of this model.


The Mazda 3 MPS has a boot capacity of 300 litres while the Mazda 3 has 430 litres, giving plenty of space for luggage, school bags or groceries. The Mazda 3 MPS has a towing capacity of 600 kgs and the Mazda 3 tows 900 kgs, making it is possible to tow a small trailer if you are going on a longer trip. When it comes to safety, the Mazda 3 is equipped with air bags and side impact protection. An alarm and immobiliser help keep the vehicle safe from theft.

Both modes have a transverse inline 4 engine, but the Mazda 3 MPS has a turbocharged aspiration. The Mazda 3 MPS has a much higher engine capacity of 2261 CC compared to the Mazda 3’s 1598 CC. and. The Mazda 3 MPS has an electronic ignition, a 6-speed manual transmission, and delivers 190 kW of power at 5500 rpm. The Mazda 3 has a digital ignition, a 5-speed manual transmission and reaches a power of 77 kW at 6000 rpm. The Mazda 3 MPS achieves a top final speed is 250 kph. Another useful feature of this model is its Auto Traction Control.


Buying a second hand Mazda 3 offers you great value for money. Not only does the Mazda 3 deliver a good performance, it also offers its passengers a comfortable interior.

See the following table for a summary comparison of the two models:

Mazda 3 1.6 (2012) Mazda 3 2.3 MPS (2012)
Doors 4 4
Engine Capacity 1598 CC 2261 CC
Transmission 5 Speed Manual 6 Speed Manual
Power 77 kW @ 6000 rpm 190 kW @ 5500 rpm
Torque 145 nm @ 4000 380 nm @ 3000
Maximum Power 32 kW @ 6500 rpm 35 kW @ 6500
Towing Capacity 600 kgs 900 kgs


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Struan Langlands

Digital Marketing Channel Co-ordinator @ Junk Mail Publishing. My family, work, cars and sport are the 4 things that I am most passionate about and motivate me. I am a full blooded Petrol Head and always ready for a sport debate. "The day you think there is no improvements to be made is a sad one for any player." ~Lionel Messi

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