The 2019 Mazda 3 sedan has arrived in Australia priced from $24,990 plus on-road costs, the same entry figure as the hatch.
Opting for the sedan body style brings 440-litres of boot space which is an increase of 36L over the outgoing model and a significant 149L more than the hatch (295L).
Other than the larger cargo area, the further specification differences extend only to the Pure White leather offered in the range-topping G25 Astina.
For a detailed read of the full 2019 Mazda 3 range click here.
Like the hatch, the sedan gets two engine options, both of which are Euro 5 compatible and familiar across the Mazda range.
G20 models will use a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit producing 114kW and 200Nm. On the combined cycle, consumption is rated at 6.1L/100km. Power is sent to the front wheels through a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. The auto is a traditional torque converter transmission and adds just $1000 to the price, Mazda expects 90 per cent of buyers to tick the box.
G25 variants will use a 2.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine developing 139kW and 252Nm (up 1kW/2Nm) with the same transmission choices. Fuel consumption is listed at 6.5L/100km, helped by cylinder deactivation technology.
The much-hyped Skyactiv-X engine which utilises Spark Controlled Compression Ignition to deliver “superior initial response and powerful torque of a diesel engine” will join the range later this year.
Every Mazda 3 variant gets alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, head-up display, a 7.0-inch digital information display and an 8.8-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Safety has been significantly improved, along with AEB all Mazda 3 variants feature radar cruise control with stop & go, lane keep assist, lane departure warning and forward obstruction warning as standard.
There are seven body colour options for the sedan - Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Sonic Silver Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica and Titanium Flash Mica.
2019 Mazda 3 pricing (exclude on-road costs):
G20 Pure manual - $24,990
G20 Pure auto - $25,990
G20 Evolve manual - $26,690
G20 Evolve auto - $27,690
G20 Touring manual - $28,990
G20 Touring auto - $29,990
G25 Evolve manual - $29,490
G25 Evolve auto - $30,490
G25 GT manual - $33,490
G25 GT manual - $34,490
G25 Astina manual - $36,990
G25 Astina auto - $37,990
Vision Technology package - $1500
Includes a 360-degree camera system, adaptive LED headlights, driver monitor, front cross-traffic alert and reverse autonomous emergency braking.
Soul Red Crystal, Machine Grey and Polymetal Grey metallic paint - $495
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