This week we are having a look at Mazda’s new range of Mazda 3, specifically the Pure model. The Mazda 3 G20 Pure is the new entry level for the Mazda 3 range, this leaves behind the old badge grades (Neo, Maxx, etc.) that we have become accustom to over the past 15 years. It’s clear with the 4th generation of Mazda 3 that Mazda have gone for a more refined and premium feel which is evident in all aspects of the vehicle.

Taking a quick look inside the vehicle you will notice that the Mazda 3 Pure now comes standard with head-up display, an 8.8-inch screen, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, sat nav (GPS), adaptive cruise control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital (DAB+) radio, Bluetooth and steering wheel mounted controls.

It also comes packed with a number of advanced safety features such as AEB, blind spot monitoring and lane keeping assistance. The Pure has cloth seats and misses out on paddle shifters and dual-zone climate control but has single-zone air-conditioning instead. One feature that should be noted is LED headlamps with auto on and auto high-beam.

The Mazda 3 really has stepped its game up. It’s hard to nail down what vehicles the Mazda is competing against now days. At $25,990.00 rrp there are certainly cheaper options available from the other Japanese and Korean manufactures. However, you would have a hard time arguing that the former offers the same premium, refined overall package that the Mazda does.

Road and Retail Specs:

Engine: 2.0-litre in-line four-cylinder with i-stop
Output: 114kW/200NM
Transmission:  6-speed manual or 6-speed auto
Fuel: 6.2 L/100km (ADR Combined)
Safety Rating: Five-star ANCAP

If you’re thinking about purchasing your next vehicle, whether it be a Mazda 3 or anything else in the Mazda range, give Milton Vehicle Brokers a call or put in an enquiry on our website and see what we can do for you!