Mazda 3 Grange-over-Sands

Well equipped, sharply styled and armed with a reputation for sporty handling and great value, the Mazda 3 promises to be a strong contender in the market in Grange-over-Sands. Read on to learn more information.

Hadwins Lindale Ltd
01539 534242
Grange Over Sands

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Arnside Ford
01524 761398
Station Garage
Carnforth

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P V Dobson Motors
01539 552441
Bridge End Garage
Kendal

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Warton Hall Garage
01524 732107
Carnforth

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W E Benson Fishing Ltd
01229 587975
36 Hest View Road
Ulverston

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Hadwins Audi
01539 535522
Grange Over Sands

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P V Dobson And Sons Motors Limited
01539 552441 [TPS]
Kendal

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Callender Caravans Ltd
01524 732224
Scotland Road
Carnforth

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Davey John Car Sales
01539 566995
Crooklands Mill
Milnthorpe

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P.V. Dobson & Sons (Motors) Ltd
01539 560833
Ivy House Works
Kendal

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Mazda 3

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HERE’S no shortage of choice in the family car class. And now there’s another sleek model to consider. Well equipped, sharply styled and armed with a reputation for sporty handling and great value, the Mazda 3 promises to be a strong contender.

It was created and developed at the manufacturer’s European design centre in Germany, and is lighter, more fuel efficient and cleaner than the outgoing model. Plus, with a choice of seven engines and four trim levels, there’s plenty of variety.

We chose the 2.2D Sport for this test. It’s available in either 148bhp or 182bhp tune, but we’ve got the entry-level version here. To find out just how good it is, we’ve lined it up against the toughest rival we could find. The Volkswagen Golf is our current class favourite and comes with a more upmarket image, but in 2.0-litre TDI 140 SE trim, the German hatch is only £195 more expensive.

On paper, the Mazda has a power and torque advantage – but which of our two contenders provides the better blend of refinement, value, practicality and driver appeal?

Class honours are at stake and it’s sure to be a close run thing.

New Mazda 3 vs VW Golf