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Honda Element vs. Mazda Mazda3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Mazda Mazda3 11
5.90062111801% 5.90062111801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 9200 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 19
22% 22% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  100 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 19500 miles

Redesigned.

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 32200 miles
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 30900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 40900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  78 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 43700 miles

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 49200 miles

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 16
2.01465201465% 2.01465201465% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  88 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 66900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 41
23.6263736264% 23.6263736264% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  34 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 83200 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 12.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 68100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Honda Element   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Elements, 9.8 months of data per Element, average 81300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Mazda Mazda3 67
52.1978021978% 52.1978021978% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  51 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 90200 miles

 

2007 Honda Element   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Elements, 7.0 months of data per Element, average 100200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda Mazda3 63
44.025974026% 44.025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Mazda3s, 10.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 105600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 79200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Honda Element   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Elements, 8.4 months of data per Element, average 133000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Mazda Mazda3 90
68.7969924812% 68.7969924812% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 109700 miles

 

2005 Honda Element   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Elements, 9.1 months of data per Element, average 112300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Mazda Mazda3 74
45.6916099773% 45.6916099773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Mazda3s, 8.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 117300 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Mazda3s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 125200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Honda Element   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Elements, 9.4 months of data per Element, average 148500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It was neck and neck between the Mazda3 and the MINI COOPER. I had my heart set on the MINI, but reliability was the deciding factor. I spent countless hours researching vehicles over the last several months and was very dismayed at all the mechanical issues that plague the MINI. On the other hand the Mazda3 seems to be very much trouble free. I really wanted a MINI, but I knew its 'cool' fun to drive personality wouldn't be enough to overcome the reliability headaches I could expect. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review