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September 13, 2023

2024 Mazda3 Is Philippines' Most Feature-Packed Compact Car. Starts At P 1.51M (w/ Specs)

The award-winning Mazda3 builds on its engaging driving dynamics and sophisticated design with new comfort and connectivity features for 2024. The updates are part of Mazda Philippines’ promise of offering the latest human-centric technologies that promote Mazda’s central tenet of Jinba-ittai while also reinforcing its status as the most fully-loaded car in the market today.

Updates to the 2024 Mazda3 include a new larger Mazda Connect infotainment screen that has grown from 8 to 10.25 inches allowing for clearer, crisper graphics. Connectivity has also been improved thanks to the inclusion of Wireless Apple CarPlay, dual USB-C ports, and a wireless charger. The interior also gets new chrome accents on the start/stop button ring, steering wheel horn pad, and glove box handle.

For 2024, the 18-inch alloy wheels receive new colors for the Sport with the Mazda3 Sedan adopting a Bright Silver finish, while the Mazda3 Fastback getting a Black Metallic finish. There are seven colors: Soul Red Crystal, Machine Gray, Platinum Quartz, Snowflake White Pearl, Polymetal Gray, Deep Crystal Blue, and Jet Black.

The entry-level 2024 Mazda3 Sport adds an Adaptive Front-Lighting System (AFS) to its LED headlights. Other exterior changes include LED daytime running lights and the adoption of the LED signature rear illumination. For added safety, the Mazda3 Sport adds Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

Powering the Mazda3 Sport is Mazda’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine generating 155 PS at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm at 4,000 rpm. This is mated to a 6-speed automatic with paddle shifters, cruise control, and Sport mode.

Meanwhile, the Mazda3 HEV’s 2024 improvements make it the safest compact car available in the market. It adds Front Cross Traffic Alert, Front Cross Brake Support, Rear Cross Brake Support, and the Driver Monitoring System on top of the 360-degree camera, and parking sensors on all corners.

The Mazda3 HEV’s 2.0-liter e-Skyactiv-G pairs the 2.0-liter engine with a compact electric motor and lightweight lithium-ion battery. The Mazda M Hybrid system’s 24-volt Hybrid System improves off-the-line acceleration, while reducing the engine’s load for increased fuel efficiency.

The 2024 Mazda3 continues to be made in Japan and comes in four variants:
  • Mazda3 2.0 Sport Sedan – P 1,510,000
  • Mazda3 2.0 Sport Fastback – P 1,510,000
  • Mazda3 2.0 HEV Sedan – P 1,790,000
  • Mazda3 2.0 HEV Fastback – P 1,790,000
2024 Mazda3 Philippine Specs

2024 Mazda3 Dimensions & Weights
  • Overall Length: 4,460 mm (Fastback), 4,660 mm (Sedan)
  • Overall Width: 1,795 mm
  • Overall Height: 1,440 mm (Fastback), 1,445 mm (Sedan)
  • Wheelbase: 2,725 mm
  • Front Tread: 1,570 mm
  • Rear Tread: 1,580 mm
  • Minimum Turning Radius: 5.3 m
  • Curb Weight: 1,348 kg (Sport Fastback), 1,356 kg (Sport Sedan), 1,368 (HEV Fastback), 1,373 kg (HEV Sedan)
2024 Mazda3 Engine & Transmission
  • 2.0 Skyactiv-G DOHC 16V Inline-4 (Sport), 2.0 e-Skyctiv-G DOHC 16V Inline-4 (HEV)
  • Displacement: 1,998 cc
  • Compression Ratio: 13:1
  • Fuel: 91-95 RON gasoline
  • Maximum Output: 155 PS @ 6,000 rpm (Sport), 164 PS @ 6,000 rpm (HEV)
  • Maximum Torque: 200 Nm @ 4,000 rpm (Sport), 213 Nm @ 4,000 rpm (HEV)
  • Maximum Electric Output: 6.9 PS (HEV only)
  • Maximum Electric Torque: 49 Nm (HEV only)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 51 L
  • 6-speed Automatic w/ Sport Mode
  • Cruise Control, Mazda Radar Cruise Control (HEV)
2024 Mazda3 Steering & Suspension
  • Rack & Pinion, Electric Power Assist
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel w/ Tilt/Telescopic Adjust
  • Paddle Shifters
  • Front Suspension: MacPherson Strut
  • Rear Suspension: Torsion Beam Axle
  • Electric Parking Brake w/ Auto Hold
2024 Mazda3 Exterior Features
  • Front Grille: Gloss Black Honeycomb (Sedan), Gloss Black Mesh (Fastback)
  • Front Signature Wing: Bright Chrome (Sedan), Gloss Black (Fastback)
  • Wheels: Bright Silver (Sport Sedan), Black Metallic (Sport Fastback), Silver Metallic (HEV Sedan), Gray Metallic (HEV Fastback)
  • 18-inch Aluminum Alloy w/ 215/45R18 Tires
  • LED Adaptive Front Lighting w/ Auto Leveling & Auto On/Off
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • High Beam Control (HEV)
  • LED Rear Signature Illumination
  • Passive Collision Signal: Hazard (Sport), Hazard & Brake (HEV)
  • Rain-Sensing Wipers
  • Sunroof
  • Power Adjust, Auto Tilt, Auto Fold, Auto-Dimming Side View Mirrors
  • Dual Exhaust Tips
2024 Mazda3 Interior Features
  • Black Leather Seats
  • 10-way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat w/ Memory
  • 6-way Manual Adjust Front Passenger Seat (Sport), 4-way Manual Adjust Front Passenger Seat (HEV)
  • 60/40 Split-Fold Rear Seat w/ Center Armrest & Cup Holders
  • 10.25-inch Mazda Connect Infotainment Screen
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Dual USC Type C
  • 12-speaker Bose Sound System
  • Wireless Charger
  • 7-inch LCD Display
  • Active Driving Display
  • Dual Zone Climate Control w/ Rear Vents
  • One-Touch Up/Down (All Windows)
2024 Mazda3 Safety & Security Features
  • 7 SRS Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Dynamic Stability Control
  • Reverse Camera (Sport), 360-degree (HEV)
  • Rear Parking Sensors (Sport), Front & Rear Parking Sensors (HEV)
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert w/ Rear Cross Brake Support (HEV)
  • Front Cross Traffic Alert w/ Front Cross Brake Support (HEV)
  • Front Smart Brake Support w/ Forward Obstruction Warning (HEV)
  • Rear Smart Brake Support (HEV)
  • Lane Departure Warning w/ Lane Keep Assist (HEV)
  • Driver Monitoring System (HEV)
  • Driver Attention Alert (HEV)


  1. Beautiful made in japan fastback, future owner will surely be proud both of its looks and prestige.

  2. Still pleased with my 2020 Mazda 3 premium after 4 years. Only issue so far is the break squeal noise during very slow speeds when the car is dirty for some reason. Does not affect breaking performance anyway.

    1. On my car, both of the rear brakes make a very loud squeaking. I found that applying grease to the INSIDE rear roater eliminates the noise.

  3. Beautiful even at 3-4 years of age and it looks and feels properly premium.
    Sad that Mazda doesn't get the sales they deserve. This model has more color offerings than the monthly sales a dealer gets. lol (wild guess only based on the very rare instances I see them around the metro)

    1. Mazda 3 Sport got incomplete ADAS (no AEB and no 360 Cam) that's why its not selling well
      The mild hybrid Mazda 3's price is kinda high.

    2. ADAS is overrated. Its for noobs. Ive been driving cars for 15 years without ADAS and its been fine so far.

    3. Agree they are left behind on some safety featured which are actually just nice to have. Proper drivers will never need it.
      If price is the only comparison then perhaps Mazda is pricy. But if you compare the overall look, feel, driving experience compared to rival Japanese brands you'll know where that pricing went

  4. Really nice car but confusing marketing strategy. Mazda wants to go upscale but often I theier cars displayed at not so nice malls with very low down sold alongside commercial vehicles from other brands. Mazda should just be Mazda

    1. Mazda dealerships needs to sell more units in order to become profitable and sustainable
      Good sales of Mazda BT-50,CX8,CX5 and MX5 are keeping them in business.
      Mazda Philippines isn't a fully premium brand yet as they still sell vehicles at below 2 Million Peso range and their most expensive product isn't at the 4 Million Peso price range yet.

    2. Chose a Mazda since I want something nicer than a Toyota/Honda/Hyundai but don't want to pay twice for a similar product(Lexus) nor deal with the unreliability of German marques.

    3. LOL, its not similar to a lexus bro. Keep dreaming.

    4. Not to be rude, but a Mazda isn't similar to Lexus. You definitely need to ride a Lexus to experience first hand how refined it is. Even the new Mazda CX-90 isn't on par with a Lexus. I test drove the CX-90 while in the US last year, comparing it to my relative's Lexus RX. While the CX-90 drove great, with some hints of jerkiness from its transmission, it just didn't ride great. I was shocked to learn that it didn't come with air suspensions, even at its top of the line trim. What a missed opportunity on Mazda's part.

    5. Sorry, not last year. it was this June only.

  5. Honda Civic V Turbo is a much better buy now than the Mazda 3 Sedan Sport.
    Toyota Corolla GR-S is a much better alternative too.

  6. you don't see a Lexus being sold at the lobby of a gaisano mall. but I saw a mazda 3 and bt50 being sold there. there was also a mirage and an xpander. ok naman Mazda 3 but please a Lexus that is a stretch. even if you are a Mazda owner it is cringey to think you are at par with luxury brands.

  7. Mazda is way too far from becoming like BMW or Lexus but they do make vehicles with interior and exterior than Toyota.
    Mazda 3 still competes with the same category as Corolla Altis,Civic and Empow.
    Then again Lexus mostly shares the same platform with Toyota vehicles so its not that premium too.

    1. Just because it shares the same platform does not negate it being premium. NVH, materials used, drivetrain, and the parts used to make it a comfortable experience is what set these cars apart from mass market brands like mazda

  8. For that price, you can buy a used Lexus IS350 Sport F.

    Just saying.

    1. Buyers of a mazda 3 are not looking for a Lexus.
      Although yes a Lexus is reliable, its still more expensive to maintain, parts are harder to find. Also less fuel economy, which mazda 3 buyers are surely prioritizing over performance.


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