Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Mazda3 zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Mazda3 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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2018 Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3046 Weight, 25 City / 33 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3046 Weight, 25 City / 33 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3013 Weight, 25 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89
Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3013 Weight, 25 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89
Sport 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2875 Weight, 27 City / 37 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 88
Sport 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2899 Weight, 28 City / 38 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 86

2017 Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3046 Weight, 25 City / 33 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Touring 2.5 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3046 Weight, 25 City / 33 Hwy mpg
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3013 Weight, 25 City / 34 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89
Sport 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2875 Weight, 27 City / 37 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 88
Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2940 Weight, 28 City / 37 Hwy mpg
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 88
Sport 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2899 Weight, 27 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 86
Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2899 Weight, 27 City / 37 Hwy mpg
8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 86

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph 22.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.3 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.2 sec @ 88 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 171 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.87 g
Source: С&D

2016 Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2947 Weight
7.1 sec, 15.6 @ 91
s Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3028 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.6 @ 91
s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2978 Weight
7.2 sec, 15.7 @ 90
s Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3001 Weight
7.5 sec, 16 @ 89
i Sport 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2865 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 88
i Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2865 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 88
i Sport 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2869 Weight
8.1 sec, 16.4 @ 86
i Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2869 Weight
8.1 sec, 16.4 @ 86
i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2869 Weight
8.1 sec, 16.4 @ 86
i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2865 Weight
8.1 sec, 16.4 @ 85

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph 21.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 14.2 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 13.8 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.0 sec @ 89 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 175 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.86 g
Source: С&D

2015 Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2944 Weight
7.3 sec, 15.6 @ 91
s Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2944 Weight
7.3 sec, 15.6 @ 91
s Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2915 Weight
7.5 sec, 15.6 @ 91
s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2915 Weight
7.5 sec, 15.6 @ 91
i Sport 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2797 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 88
i Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2797 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.3 @ 87
i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2797 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.3 @ 87
i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
8 sec, 16.2 @ 87
i SV 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 86
i Sport 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 86
i Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
8.2 sec, 16.4 @ 86

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph 19.0 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.5 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 12.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 11.4 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.6 sec @ 91 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 165 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2014 Mazda Mazda3 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
i Sport 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2797 Weight
7.3 sec, 16.3 @ 86
i Sport 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
7.3 sec, 16.2 @ 87
s Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2982 Weight
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 89
s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 2982 Weight
7.6 sec, 15.9 @ 89
s Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3002 Weight
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88
s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
184 Hp, 185 Lb-Ft., 3002 Weight
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88
i SV 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 87
i Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 87
i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2781 Weight
7.9 sec, 16.2 @ 87
i Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2797 Weight
8 sec, 16.3 @ 86
i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback
155 Hp, 150 Lb-Ft., 2797 Weight
8 sec, 16.3 @ 86


Mazda Mazda3 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

7.2 - 8.2 sec

15.6 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 86 mph
2017

7.2 - 8.2 sec

15.6 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 86 mph
2016

7.1 - 8.1 sec

15.6 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 85 mph
2015

7.3 - 8.2 sec

15.6 @ 91 - 16.4 @ 86 mph
2014

7.3 - 8 sec

15.9 @ 89 - 16.3 @ 86 mph
2013

7.9 - 8.5 sec

16.1 @ 87 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2012

7.9 - 8.5 sec

16.1 @ 87 - 16.6 @ 84 mph
2011

8.2 - 8.4 sec

16.1 @ 87 - 16.5 @ 84 mph
2010

8.1 - 8.5 sec

16 @ 87 - 16.5 @ 84 mph
2009

8.1 - 8.3 sec

16.3 @ 86 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2008

8.1 - 8.3 sec

16.3 @ 86 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2007

8.1 - 8.3 sec

16.25 @ 86 - 16.5 @ 85 mph
2006

8 - 8.2 sec

16 @ 87 - 16.3 @ 85 mph
2005

7.8 - 8.3 sec

16.1 @ 87 - 16.4 @ 85 mph
2004

7.8 - 8.3 sec

16.1 @ 87 - 16.4 @ 85 mph

The Mazda 3 was built to compete with top four-door hatchbacks like the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. It’s fun to drive and offers sharp handling on the road. Its fuel economy ranks high amongst other leading sedans.

The 2018 model offers the best driving experience in its class and is the quickest. The cargo space is moderately ample, providing storage for a couple of bags.

The Mazda 3 comes with three engine choices: the optional 1.5-liter, the 2.0-liter, and the 2.2-liter engines. The optional 1.5 liter-engine has fuel economy, emissions, and pricing that are closely similar to those of the larger 2.2-liter. Because of this, Mazda has no intention of selling very many 1.5s. The 2.2-liter produces about 280lb of torque that can be powered at 148 bhp. It exhibits a petrol-like feeling with its enthusiastic engine revolutions but still maintains diesel-like emissions and fuel economy. The 3 has a competent chassis, one that gives you an enjoyable ride since the engine does not have to work so hard to push it around.

The 2.2-liter engine takes 7.0 seconds to hit the 60mph mark. This comes with better control and handling. The 3 offers a comfortable, roll-free and stable drive even at the sharpest of corners. The steering is quick, accurate and well-weighted. Mazda’s engineers have been able to maintain a balance between comfort and joy without compromising agility. This vehicle offers owners of the boring Ford Focus a new and better alternative.

The exterior is quite striking but comes with a not-so-impressive interior. There are a couple of ordinary-looking instruments and a sizeable compulsory color screen at the center console. It’s also not very easy to handle as the menu carries a few options that can complicate the execution of simple tasks. The steering wheel offers a sporty feeling.

Unfortunately, the back prioritizes style over comfort, offering much less headroom and squeezed space. This isn’t made any much better by the flimsy center armrest. The quality of material used to make the dash top is moderate but appears tacky. Very little has also been done to reduce tire, wind and road noise that gets into the cabin.  

The Mazda 3, however, tries hard to improve on the quality of the ordinary compact car. The engine delivers a satisfactory drive which ranks pretty high amongst its competitors. The tuned six-speed automatic is quicker than the standard six-speed manual transmission. The latter does, however, offer more engagement.

There’s overall superior handling that comes with the 3, making it hard to resist. There’s also an impressive list of safety and top-notch technological features. It has gone ahead to earn 5 stars from the NHTSA and IIHS for its safety features. The good looks, high-quality interior and driving satisfaction, will bring a lot of joy to many of its drivers.

 



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