In New Zealand, the Mazda Axela, known globally as the Mazda3, is renowned for its stylish design, fuel efficiency, and reliable performance. This standout compact car, available as a sedan and hatchback, is a popular choice in the NZ market.
Powered by SKYACTIV technology engines ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 litres, the Axela delivers exceptional fuel economy. Packed with advanced safety features such as blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning, it ensures every journey in Aotearoa is not just enjoyable, but also safe.
Browse our Mazda Axela vehicles
We include in these search results any new and used vehicles for sale across New Zealand including the major centres such as Auckland (Auckland Region), Wellington (Wellington Region), Christchurch (Canterbury Region), Hamilton (Waikato Region), Tauranga (Bay of Plenty Region), Napier-Hastings (Hawke's Bay Region), Dunedin (Otago Region), Palmerston North (Manawatū Region), Nelson (Nelson Region), Queenstown (Otago Region), Rotorua (Bay of Plenty Region) and Whangārei (Northland Region).
- Engine: 2.0L SKYACTIV-G petrol engine
- Horsepower: 114 kW
- Torque: 200 Nm
- Transmission: 6-speed automatic or 6-speed manual
- Fuel Efficiency: 6.6L/100km combined
- Dimensions: 4,580mm (L) x 1,795mm (W) x 1,450mm (H)
- Seating Capacity: 5
- Cargo Capacity: 408 litres
- Safety Features: Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Smart City Brake Support
- Entertainment Features: 7-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, USB ports, 6-speaker audio system
This is a guide – technical specifications may vary vehicle to vehicle.
Mazda Axela variants
|Model||Description||Key Tech Specs|
|Axela Sport (2003 - 2008)||First-generation Axela with stylish design and enhanced features.||2.0 litre engine, 5-speed manual transmission|
|Axela 15C (2009 - 2013)||Second-generation compact sedan offering a comfortable ride.||1.5 litre engine, 4-speed automatic transmission|
|Axela Sport 20S (2009 - 2013)||Performance-focused variant of the second-generation Axela.||2.0 litre engine, 5-speed automatic transmission|
|Axela 20S-SKYACTIV (2013 - 2019)||Third-generation Axela featuring improved fuel efficiency with SkyActiv technology.||2.0 litre SKYACTIV engine, 6-speed automatic transmission|
|Axela 25S (2013 - 2019)||Higher performance third-generation variant with a more powerful engine.||2.5 litre engine, 6-speed automatic transmission|
|Axela Hybrid (2013 - 2019)||Third-generation hybrid variant offering excellent fuel efficiency.||2.0 litre hybrid engine, e-CVT transmission|
|Axela 20S-SKYACTIV (2020 - Present)||Latest Axela model featuring advanced tech and improved fuel efficiency.||2.0 litre SKYACTIV engine, 6-speed automatic transmission|
|Axela 25S (2020 - Present)||Current high performance variant offering greater power and features.||2.5 litre engine, 6-speed automatic transmission|
Consult official manufacturer websites for the latest data.