Mazda’s most popular model will be replaced next year, and while the current version looks a little dated, it is still an excellent buy, thanks to regular updates that have seen it keep up with technology and trends. The Mazda3 is available as a hatch or sedan, both of which come with AEB, digital radio and rear-parking sensors in all variants.
Pros: Ride and handling; safety tech; fuel efficiency.
Cons: Tight rear leg room; limited vision from rear seats. mazda.com.au