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Mazda Mazda3 Owner's Manual

You can find 39 different owner's manuals for the Mazda Mazda3 on this page that are in the PDF format.

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Yearly 3 Owner's Manuals

The years available stretch from 2004 through to 2024 and to view the manual you just click the name underneath.


2022 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

Not much new is expected from the 2022 Mazda3, after a big update during 2019 the car has remained pretty much the same. Due to inflation, the price of the 2022 model could be around 10 higher according to analysts.


2021 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

A four-wheel-drive version of the 2.5-liter turbodiesel Mazda3 was introduced for the 2021 model year, mated exclusively to a 6-speed automatic transmission.


2020 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

2020 saw the second year of production for the fourth-generation Mazda3. Mazda had planned to introduce their Mazda3 TCR racing car into the world of Motorsport in 2020 but cancelled those plans due to Coronavirus.


2019 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

2019 was the first year that the fourth-generation Mazda3 went on sale after being designed for the 3 years previously by Yasutake Tsuchida. Mazda stopped using the Axela name for the model locally.


2018 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

2018 saw the unveiling of the fourth-generation Mazda3 at the Los Angeles Auto show. The last of the third-generation models were rolling off the production line in anticipation of the new one's next year.


2017 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

In North America, the third generation made its way to the country in 2017. The "I" and "S" versions were dropped and instead, they now focused on the Sport, Touring and Grand Touring trims.


2016 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

The Mazda3 saw a large update to the interior, exterior and driving aids in 2016. A traffic-sign recognition system and pre-collision braking system helped the car achieve new levels of safety on the road.


2015 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

In 2015 the 2.5-liter version of the Mazda3 was offered with a manual transmission option. It was also declared as the "Best Compact Car" by the Canadian magazine The Car Guide for this year and next.


2014 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

Most of the 2014 model year versions of the Mazda3 will be part of the newly introduced third-generation of design. It was met with positive feedback from motoring publications and won awards such as "Canadian Car of the Year".


2013 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

2013 saw the release of the third generation Mazda3, now sitting on the SkyActiv chassis rather than the Ford C1 platform. Improved aerodynamics across both the sedan and hatchback versions allows the car to accelerate faster and use less fuel.


2012 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

In 2012 the sales of the Mazda3 peaked in both the USA and Australia to levels never again seen by the line. A mid-cycle update was brought in for 2012 and introduced the model to the SkyActiv powertrain with an improved, stiffer chassis.


2011 Mazda Mazda3 Photo

Mazda announced an update due for the next year in 2011 that will improve both the exterior styling, chassis rigidity and a new economical powertrain called SkyActiv.

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About The Mazda3

The Mazda3 goes by different names in different regions:

  • In Europe, it is known as the Mazda3 MPS
  • In Japan, it goes by the name Mazdaspeed Axela which translates as “Acceleration”
  • Lastly in North America, it is known as the Mazdaspeed 3

This compact car was first available in 2003 to the general public and took over from the Mazda C (or known globally as the Familia/323/Protegé).

It has gone through 3 major redesigns, styled by such designers as:

  • Hasip Girgin
  • Kunihiko Kurisu
  • Koichi Tabata

2019 models of the Mazda 3 feature cutting-edge fuel-effective all-wheel-drive technology and high-quality audio entertainment.

You can get the latest model as either a hatchback or a saloon-style car depending on your requirements.

In terms of engine, you can choose a sensible 1.8-liter diesel or opt for a sporty supercharged 2-liter, in either manual or automatic transmission.

A sports version of the Mazda3 was released in several regions with a larger petrol engine and tighter gearbox.

Underneath the car is the same platform shared with the larger Mazda5 MPV model.

When purchasing the Mazda3 new you can choose from one of a vast number of trims to customize the features inside your version of the car such as:

  • Grand Touring
  • i
  • i Grand Touring
  • i Sport
  • i SV
  • i Touring
  • i Touring Value
  • s
  • s Grand Touring
  • s Sport
  • s Touring
  • Sport
  • Touring

If you are seeing a warning light that does not seem to make sense in relation to any of these Mazda3 problems check out our visual guide in the relevant owner’s manual.

2022 models of this 3 model from Mazda are fitted with a 2.5-liter gasoline engine and buyers are given the option of having a four-wheel-drive chassis if desired.

The car also continues to be fitted with the company’s i-Activsense autonomous safety system that can help the driver avoid accidents.

Alongside safety improvements that system can also alert the driver to possible traffic jams along their route and adjust it accordingly.


Q: How do I use the navigation in my Mazda3?

A: If your Mazda3 has a built-in satellite navigation system then you can consult the owner manual's on this page to find out how it works. First, choose the year of your Mazda from the list and then scroll to the correct section to learn about your navigation system.

Q: How often does a Mazda3 need an oil change?

A: This varies by manufacturer and model of car as well as the year and trim. Check out our sister site https://oiltype.co/cars/mazda/mazda3/ to find the type of oil to use, the volumes and the recommended change schedule set out by Mazda.