Mazda 3 for Sale in Sri Lanka
Mazda 3 Review, Specifications and Price
When the name Mazda 3 is mentioned, practically anyone who can drive a car in Sri Lanka will recognize this celebrated car model in a heartbeat. Regardless of whether you are young or small, if you are a daily commuter in a city like Colombo, then chances are you have seen this model at least few times within the past week.
Due to its design and reliable performance, the Mazda has become a popular choice among value-driven car lovers in Sri Lanka. Available as either a sedan or a hatchback wagon, this widespread model can be bought in a 4-door 5-seater configuration or a 5-door 5-seater configuration, depending on your or your family’s daily travel requirements.
Top 10 things to know before Buying a Mazda 3
1. Short History of the Mazda 3
Introduced to the world in 2003, to replace the then popular Mazda Familia, which was also known as the Mazda 323 or the Protegé, has achieved exponential growth to become one of the bestselling vehicle models ever produced by the Mazda Motor Corporation. Now available in its third iteration, which was announced in mid-2013, the Mazda 3 gain considerable support from vehicle reviewers, for its bold approach to introducing new technological innovations.
The Mazda 3 Hybrid version
A Hybrid version of this infamous vehicle, dubbed the “Mazda 3 Skyactiv-Hybrid”, was unveiled in 2013. It has gained extensive praise from both Sri Lankan as well as international car lovers, for its excellent performance and the outstanding SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine technology.
2. Specifications And Performance of Mazda3 (Third Generation Onwards)
For being a mid-range vehicle, the car has proven to have an eye-catching array of advanced features.
- Engine Specs: For the Sedan and the Hatchback
- Type: In-line, 4-cylinder DOHC, 16-valve
- Size: Available in 1.5L and 2.0L versions
- Cylinders: 04
- Compression Ratio: 14.0:1
- Maximum Output: 77kW @ 6,000rpm (for 1.5L) / 121kW @ 6,000rpm (for 2.0L)
- Exhaust Type: 4-1
- Transmission: 4-speed automatic (for 1.5L) / 6-speed automatic (for 2.0L)
- Top Speed: 176 km/h
- Acceleration: 0-100 km/h: 13.8 Sec (under standard conditions)
- Steering Specs: Rack and pinion - Electric Power-Assisted Steering
- Suspension (Front / Rear): MacPherson strut / Multi-link
- Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated discs / Solid discs
- Seating Capacity: 5-seat arrangement
3. Mazda 3 Fuel Consumption
The Mazda 3 is famous for its i-stop idling engine halt mechanism as well as the i-ELOOP regenerative braking system that helps to decrease its fuel consumption. Under standard conditions, the car has a fuel economy of 9.2 L/100km for urban driving and 5.3 L/100km for extra urban driving. Overall, it has a combined fuel economy of 6.7 L/100km when driving in Sri Lanka’s roads.
The new Hybrid version of the Mazda 3, known as Mazda 3 Skyactiv-Hybrid, with its 2.0L four-cylinder gas engine, was able to achieve 30kpl under tested conditions. In other words, this hybrid Mazda is competing with the Toyota Prius to become the dream car of Sri Lanka’s fuel conscious consumer.
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Recommended Fuel Type: 90-94 RON
- Fuel tank capacity: 51L
- CO2 Emissions: Stage 4
4. How is the Design of Mazda3?
Interior - The elegant and highly functional interior of the Mazda 3 is fashioned with: A comfortable Leather or Urethane steering wheel, FM/AM radio, a six speaker audio configuration, a 7-inch center display, a navigation system, Bluetooth hands-free system, USB ports, single and dual zone air conditioning as well as cloth or leather covered seats.
The exterior of the Mazda3 comes with: 16-inch steel or aluminum wheels, intermittent front wipers that have adjustable timing with sensors for rain detection, Headlamps that includes Halogen or Bi-Xenon with manual levelling or automatic levelling, an adaptive front-lighting system (AFS), daytime operating lamp, forward-facing fog lamps as well as rear LED lamps.
5. Available Color Options of Mazda 3 in Sri Lanka
For Interior buyers can choose between Piano black, Silver, Sand Cloth, Black Cloth, Leather off-white, Leather black
For Exterior there are 9 colors avaiable: Snowflake white pearl mica (25D), arctic white (A4D), blue reflex mica (42B), jet black mica (41W), deep crystal blue mica (42M), meteor gray mica (42A), titanium flash mica (42S), aluminum metallic (38P), soul red premium metallic (41V)
6. Mazda 3's Safety Rating And Associated Features (Third Generation Onwards)
Whether you will drive in Colombo’s tight corners or speed on the expressway, the safety will be one of the key aspects that will truly matter when you are buying a car. The Mazda 3 is built with safety in mind and comes with a wide range of features that include:
- Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
- High Beam Control System (HBC)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear Vehicle Monitoring System (RVM)
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS)
- Low-speed collision-mitigation system
- Automatic cruise control
- Front, curtain and curtain side Airbags
7. Which are the Standout Elements of Mazda 3?
A few features that are associated with the Mazda 3 makes it stand out from the rest of the crowd. These are its top rated handling, which makes it easier to drive, for anyone regardless of his or her age and the level of driving experience, while making the vehicle safer in the process.
Its overall sportier profile for the price range, which makes this car one of the best choices, for Sri Lanka’s middle class car enthusiasts.
8. Mazda 3 Compared To Other Featured Cars Found In Sri Lanka
The Mazda 3 is widely compared with the Honda Civic, the Subaru Impreza and the Ford Focus for performance as well as for its other associated features.
Mazda 3 vs. Honda Civic - The Mazda has a sportier outlook compared to the Civic
Mazda 3 vs. Subaru Impreza - The Mazda has a better fuel economy compared to the Impreza
Mazda 3 vs. Ford Focus - The Mazda has better spare part availability in Sri Lanka compared to the Focus
9. Key Reasons to Buy a Mazda 3 car
If you are considering purchasing this well-designed vehicle, then consider the following for a better decision:
- Accurate handling
- Excellent fuel economy
- Outstanding crash safety scores
- Good acceleration
- The user-friendly controls
Some reviewers have stated that the vehicle has a stiff ride at higher accelerations, particularly for the 2.0L engine version, though this is not a prevalent factor for daily commuting.
The dash mounted touchscreen display is considered by some to be a bit old school, yet it is also admired for its high functionality.
10. Where to Find a Mazda 3 for Sale in Sri Lanka
Colonial Motors Ceylon Ltd, which is a fully owned subsidiary of Colonial Motors PLC, is the authorized merchant for Mazda vehicles in Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, the car can also be purchased through a number of independent dealers’ located island wide.
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Mazda 3 Price in Sri Lanka
Typically, a used or reconditioned Mazda 3 can be purchased for a price, around Rs. 2,700,000 to Rs. 2,890,000 (2015), depending on the vehicles condition and the built year. A new model in the same category can cost around Rs. 2,950,000 to Rs. 3,200,000 (2015), from dealers located around the country.
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Price for New Mazda 3 (As Of 2015)
- Mazda 3 (2007): Rs. 2,950,000
- Mazda 3 (2008): Rs. 3,200,000
Price for Used and Reconditioned Mazda 3 (As Of 2015)
- Mazda 3 (2006): Rs. 2,700,000
- Mazda 3 (2007): Rs. 2,890,000