Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Just push the button and it works, nothing less that would be expected these days. Shopping around the insurance can be found for a reasonable price, the fuel consumption varies as to driving style and performance used, heavy right foot equals lower mpg, with careful use close to 60 can be obtained on a run. the other major running cost would be front tyres, with careful use you probably could expect 15k with normal use of the performance, expect about 10k out of them. rears are good for 20k.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

To date no roadside breakdowns only one morning non start due to a preceding start and stop start f the engine the night before causing engine flooding. performed superbly during a long drive from santander to calais. Dealer service charges are acceptable. tyre wear not too bad with 23000 miles out of the factory fitted set of potenza's. now running on avon's which have improved the ride quality and were much cheaper. so far not they doing too bad on wear either.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

3 Years old. Tires are the only thing to be replaced since new. Not even a bulb of wipper blade has needed replacing after 40K miles. Handles well in all conditions. Brakes are extreamly good and traction control and EBD works well. Lots of features for a reasonable price. Generally high quality components used. Occassional squeeks/rattle from interior were the only issues, but were easy to solve. Makes people think your more interesting than a Ford Focus driver.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

No comment - nothing has failed, nothing rattles. everything works as new. Have not had a service yet so impossible to comment.fuel consumption is not as good as spec. I defy anyone to hit the manufacturer's figures. but it is good enough and the mileage I do, it really does not effect my pocket.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Odd little electrical problems with locking and electric windows. however, nothing to be concerned about. Servicing and tyres have been the only costs. original bridgestone tyres did not have a good life span. front brake pads have needed replacing earlier than expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

I have not had a single issue with this car from the moment I drove it off the forecourt. From mixed driving I can get about 390 miles out of a tank of petrol. servicing costs are quite high but I like to take it back to the dealer in order to maintain the history.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I've only owned it for a few months, but there have been absolutely no problems with it. Annual service costs included a new tyre and brake pad replacements (basically left over from previous owners milage) and came to about ł500.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Other than regular service only tyres changed. front 48000, rear 56000, still original exhaust now over 60000.also had all new brakes fitted due to my mileage per annum. Usual service, oil, filters, etc.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

This is difficult to say because I have only had it 2 days so it was hard to answer the questions, however my previous car was a Mazda 3 and it performed very well which is why I bought another one.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The car itself is pretty good, I had a couple issues with it but they were minor until the dealer touched them then they became major. I can do around 500 miles on a tank. servicing is pricey.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Works fine does e aptly what we need it to! It's a bigger engine than previous car so a bit thirstier however it's not had first service so this should improve after that.... I hope!

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Initially had to return car to dealer for attention to rattle in roof at least three times. Fuel consumption is too high and does not match the manufacturers figures in any way.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never lets me down, starts first time even when it was stood at the sirport under 2ft of snow it started first time, brilliant. It has costs like any other car but not many.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No issues throughout the ownership. starts first time everytime. Uses diesel, would have been nice to have start/stop technology and regenerative braking. road tax is ł30.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Electronic door locking keeps going awol. One annual service with mot ł180 insurance incl. breakdown ł210 petrol ł50 per month approx two tyres in 46 months ł150.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

In the severe weather conditions, never let me down, both starting etc & performance on the road. Dealer parts surprising reasonable in contrast to non dealership parts.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The istop system has not worked for over 1 year. The dealers prices for servicing are too high for what is done tothe car eg ł300 to change the oil and filters.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A superb car to drive handles superb especially in wet and snow. When I had petrol vehicle costing ave ł50 pound per week this car costing ł40 per fortnight.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues at all, handles well and a lot of space seating and trunk space to. Road tax isn't too expensive, to fill up tank from almost empty was around ł65.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2007-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Slight problem with brake discs. Fuel has gone up a great deal since purchasing the car so, I'd now be looking for a vehicle with better fuel economy.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had a problem. altough after only 25000 miles I need disc brakes and shoes seem to have worn very quickly. Servicing and petrol etc not cheap.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

3rd of this model I have owned. never let me down yet or caused any concerns. Average for a car of this size; costs are met via my business.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Everything from door handles to main componets absolutely spot on. Bit dissapointed in fuel consumption against claimed figures.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The interior could be better, had handbrake plastic sleeve split.. I think the mazda parts at servicing are on the pricey side.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

So far I've not had anything go wrong with it. Petrol costs a bit more, but is not unreasonable compared to a normal car.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Just as we thought it would be nice to drive. We do not get as much mileage as we thought so that is a disappointment.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have used it for an year now and not a single time anything broke or I needed to visit dealership for any complaints

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Touch wood I have had 4 mazda and never had one go wrong. Only needed to put fuel in, so no idea about parts.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Second car owned had previous one two years with no issues. Only had to have car serviced and put fuel in.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A well made mid sized family hatchback. Nothing flash, more of an A to B car thats enjoyable to drive.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 2/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel

Excellent-very reliable and performs well at all times. Fair and expected over a year.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent. Apart from tax, insurance & servicing the only other cost has been tyres.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any trouble with the car. Good milage - full tank lasts around two weeks.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Fuel consumption higher than I was expecting although this may be because its new.

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Good looking good handling a bit tight for space good spec thirstier than expected

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any trouble. Hardly any running costs just petrol and yearly servicing.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Parking sensors failed after 33 months. Low car tax and good fuel consumption.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Great ....hasn't failed me yet! Very efficient, much better than I expected.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

No tssues atall. I have had 4 mazdas and never needed a repair of any sort.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Last few cars have been VW, never again wished I had bought a Mazda before.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Nothing gone wrong. Considering the high performance, 33 mpg is fine.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never let us down. Overall happy but front tyre wear a big issue.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Been very happy so far as a new customer to mazda. Quite pleased.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had the car for only 12 month. so far I am very impressed

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 3/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Excellent so far. Seems ok for the engine size and performance.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good performance good in traffic and always impresses. None.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2008-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good central door locking unit replaced under warenty

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing to add. I wish I had bought a diesel powered car.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Extremely good so far. A little thirsty when driven hard.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Starts first time no annoying rattles. Too soon to tell.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Runs well but does have some rattles. Acceptable.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
07-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

An excellent model I would recommend to anybody.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Hasn't let me down. Guessed because don't count.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
58-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Performance bagrain with street sleeper apeal.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 3/5 Handling: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No probs yet. Just fuel and road tax so far.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let us down. Okay for size of engine.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Has not let me down yet. Seem's ok.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good buy not the best performence

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for more than 5 years

No issues over the past 7 years

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No mechanical failures to date

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Never let me down. Reasonable.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

First class. Thirsty on fuel.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Start it up everything works

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Ok. Havent serviced it yet.

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 1/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Good all round. Very ave.

Performance: 2/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Always starts first time

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It doesn't miss a beat

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Nothing has gone wrong

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No issues. No issues.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2011-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very good. Average.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2009-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Starts first time

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never faltered

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
59-reg Petrol, Owner for Less than a year

Very pleased

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Moderate.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for

excellent

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2012-reg Petrol, Owner for less than a year

Very good

Performance: 4/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5