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Our fleet: Mazda3 2.2D Sport Nav - October 2014

Mazda
BIK List Price
£21,290
Mazda 3 BIK list price
BIK Percentage
17%
Mazda 3 BIK Percent
CO2
107g/km
Mazda 3 CO2
Combined MPG
68.9
Mazda 3 MPG

Review

Over the last couple of months, I’ve definitely noticed quite a number of new Mazda3’s on the road locally. It’s probably helped by a strong local dealer, but nonetheless, it appears the new car is beginning to make an impact.

In September, just over 2,100 3’s were registered – but only 700 of those went to fleet buyers. The emissions, at 107g/km are competitive, the MPG is good but not stellar, but we reckon it’s the 2.2-litre diesel engine putting people off.

Powerful, economical and low-emission it may be, but it seems that having to reimburse drivers at the higher 2-litre and above AFR rate is making the vehicle less appealing to the fleet market.

Our car has now clocked 15,000 miles, and is still running well. Previous issues with the sat-nav appear to have stayed away, although a couple of minor interior trim rattles have started to creep in.

Christopher Smith

Top Speed
130mph
Mazda 3 Top Speed
VED band
B
Mazda 3 Ved
Fuel Type
Mazda 3 Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £7,700
4 Year 80k : £5,975
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 35.35
4 Year 80k : 32.95

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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