Mazda Lease Deals: Top 6 Mazda’s You Should Consider Leasing

We look at the top Mazda models you should be leasing...

Mazda are a hugely popular brand, and have become more popular as of late. In fact, Mazda’s are becoming a common sight on our roads.

They have a car for everyone, from the city Mazda 2 to the larger CX-5 and the famous sporty MX-5, there is a Mazda for everyone.

But which ones are the best to lease?

In this article, we look at the top 6 Mazda cars to lease, and which one might be the right one for you.

What are the top 6 Mazda’s to lease?

Before we begin we should state that these prices are subject to change, and are correct as of November 2017 when this article was written. They are also a rough guide, and there is a lot of things that can impact a lease price. Therefore, you should do your own research before you decide which lease deal to go for.

Mazda 2

The Mazda 2 has proved to be some serious competition in the supermini market, and is perfect if you want something different from the usual culprits. It looks good both inside and out and also comes with some great equipment.

There are several trim levels to choose from, starting at the SE, SE-L, SE-L Nav, Sport Nav and then ending with the range topping Sport Black.

The 1.5 SKYACTIV-G engine is available in three guises with either six-speed manual or automatic gearboxes. The SKYACTIV-D, the diesel version is only available in one guise, 104bhp and a manual gearbox. The most economical version of the model is the diesel, emitting just 89g/km of CO2 and achieving 83.1mpg, making it one of the cleanest in its supermini class. However, if you wanted a petrol engine, the cleanest is the 89bhp engine which emits 62.7mph and emits just 102g/km of CO2.

Blu mazda 2 front profile driving on a country road

The Mazda 2 also comes with a good amount of kit including a head-up display, a seven-inch central touchscreen with smartphone connectivity and an impressive safety kit that comes with an auto brake function and lane departure warning. All models get body-coloured door mirror housings and the SE-L models come with 15-inch alloys and front fog lights. The Sport versions pack, the flagship model, comes with 16-inch wheels, LED daytime running lights and a grille insert, of which is colour-coded.

The Mazda 2 comes with the MZD Connect infotainment system, a seven-inch touchscreen and command wheel controller. This is smartphone compatible and gives you all the music, social media and text messages. You also have a DAB radio and Bluetooth. Sat-nav is an option, and is standard on all Nav cars, of course.

In terms of boot space, the Mazda 2 offers 28-litres and 950-litres with the seats folded down.

If you were to lease the Mazda 2 through your business, on a Business Contract Hire then you will be looking at upwards of £120 a month for an entry level model. If you are looking to lease privately, through a Personal Contract Hire then you will be looking at upwards of £150 a month. For a top of the range Mazda 2 then you will be looking at upwards of about £160 a month on Business Contract Hire and upwards of £200 a month for Personal Contract Hire.

Mazda 3

The Mazda 3 competes with the Astra and the Renault Megane, and, in our opinion, is quite underrated when it comes to the compact hatchback market. There is a choice between a hatchback and the Fastback saloon. The saloon is better in terms of economy and CO2 emissions. Both vehicles are available in two petrol engines and two diesels. These are a 2.0-litre petrol with either 119bhp or 163bhp and a 104bhp 1.5-litre diesel and a 2.2-litre diesel with 148bhp. However, the more powerful petrol is only available in the Sport Nav trim and the most powerful diesel isn’t available in the SE trim. The 1.5 diesel engine has emissions of 99g/km of CO² if you’re looking for the most economical. If you’re looking for the fastest engine, then we recommend the 2.2-litre diesel which gets you from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds.

In terms of equipment, all models get alloy wheels, colour-coded door handles and mirrors. The SE trim gets 16-inch alloys but misses out on the LED running lights. The SE-L cars add Xenon headlamps and the range topping Sport Nav get 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, a reversing camera and heated seats.

Other standard equipment includes Bluetooth, USB inputs and a seven-inch touchscreen display. There are also a pair of apps, Aha and Stitcher that mean you can sync up internet radio and social media accounts through your smartphone.

red Mazda 3 driving on a country road

If we look at space, then the Mazda 3 boasts with a 364-litre boot which extends to 1,263-litres when the rear seats are folded back. The Fastback saloon comes with a 419-litre boot.

On a Business Contract Hire, you’re looking at upwards of £170 a month for an entry level model. On a Personal Contract Hire then you are looking at upwards of £150 a month. For a top of the range model you will be looking at upwards of £180 a month and upwards of £220 a month on a Personal Contract Hire.

Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is taller and bigger than the Mazda 2 and is perfect for families that want something bigger but not too big, and don’t want to compromise on price.

There are three trims for you to choose from, the SE, the SE-L and the Sport Nav as the range-topping trim. The lowest trim level gets Bluetooth and a DAB radio as standard, the Sport Nav gets a sat-nav, Bose stereo, and heated leather seats as standard.

Mazda are offering two engines, the 2.0 Skyactiv-G petrol engine and the 1.5 Skyactiv-D diesel engine. All models have a six-speed manual gearbox and the petrol can be fitted with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 1.5 diesel claims 70.6mpg which is slashed to 60mpg if you choose four-wheel drive. It emits just 105g/km of CO2. The petrol engine claims 47mpg and emits 137g/km of CO2.

red mazda cx-3 driving fast under tunnel with blurred background

The infotainment system in the CX-3 is impressive, and all versions come with a seven-inch display with touchscreen functionality. It also allows you to access internet radio stations and social media via your smartphone.

The CX-3 boasts a 350-litre boot, pretty good for its class, and this extends to 1,260-litres when you fold the seats down.

If we look at lease deals, you are looking at upwards of £160 a month for an entry level model on Business Contract Hire and upwards of £200 a month on Personal Contract Hire. For a top of the range model, you are looking at upwards of £230 on Business Contract Hire and £280 a month on Personal Contract Hire.

Mazda 6

The Mazda 6 is hugely popular with businesses as it makes a great company car that is slightly different to the usual company cars. It is also popular with families who want a bigger car but don’t necessarily want to head into the crossover SUV market. It’s won the Best Family Car in 2013 and 2014 by AutoExpress and it’s easy to see why.

It’s available in both saloon and tourer versions and has a good choice of trim levels; the SE, SE-L, and Sport Nav. There is also the SE Nav and SE-L Nav variants which come with sat-nav as standard for company car drivers who might not be able to select individual options.

a dark red mazda 6 diesel saloon on tarmac with futuristic building in the background

There are two engines to choose from, a 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G petrol and a 2.2-litre SkyActiv-D diesel. Both are available in two power outputs, 143bhp and 162bhp. If you’re looking for speed, then the SkyActiv D 175 can get you from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds. In terms of economy, the SkyActiv-D 150 diesel achieves 68.9mpg and emits just 107g/km of CO2, which is great for company car drivers.

If we look at inside the vehicle then we find a seven-inch infotainment system which can be controlled by the touchscreen or a rotary wheel between the front seats. Other technology includes an 11-speaker Bose sound system which is standard on the Sport-Nav which also gets adaptive front lighting, keyless entry and electric leather seats. The safety kit has also improved including a more advanced forward-facing camera and road sign recognition.

The SE-L gets climate control, auto headlights and front and rear parking sensors as well as privacy glass and two extra speakers.

The infotainment system gets Bluetooth streaming, DAB radio and has USB sockets but there is yet to be any plans for Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity.

The boot on the Mazda 6 is fairly large at 480 litres of space which expands to 1,632 litres if you put the seats down.

Now let’s look at leasing. For an entry-level Mazda 6 on a Business Contract Hire then you are looking at upwards of £160 a month. You are looking at upwards of £200 a month on a Personal Contract Hire. For a top of the range model then you are looking at upwards of £200 a month for the Tourer and upwards of £250 a month on a Personal Contract Hire.

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Mazda MX-5

The Mazda MX-5 is a hugely popular sports car and is perfect for those who want something sporty but do not want to compromise on price.

There are two engine options available, the 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre petrols, both of which are connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. You have three trim levels, the SE, SE-L and Sport and Mazda often offer a special edition version such as the Launch Edition. The soft top is available in all trims.

On the high trim levels, there is an infotainment system that is controlled by the rotary dial on the centre console which also has voice recognition. The base models get a CD player, an AM/FM radio and USB inputs. The SE models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, climate control and cruise control, as well as a seven-inch touchscreen with MZD connect. The sports trim comes with black door mirrors, rear parking sensors and Adaptive Front Lighting System. It also comes with rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry and a Lane Departure Warning System. If you opt for the SE-L trim then you get 17-inch alloy wheels and black door mirrors.

Mazda MX-5 in white parked on a country road with the sun shining through the clouds

There are plenty of options to choose from including five different paint colours. You can also get a tan leather trim upgrade, and a safety pack.

The 2.0-litre engine has 158bhp and takes the Mazda MX-5 from 0-62mph in 7.3 seconds. This is a second faster than the 1.5-litre engine. Naturally, this model isn’t going to be the most economical but the 1.5 litre claims 42.8mpg and emits 154g/km of CO2. The 2.0-liter engine emits 161g/km of CO2 and achieves 40.9mpg.

The boot space has been reduced by 20-litres to 130-litres overall but this is still pretty impressive, and you can fit two carry-on suitcases which, for a sports car, is often enough.

In terms of lease deals, if you are looking at a Business Contract Hire then for an entry-level model you are looking at upwards of £180 a month, and upwards of £210 a month on a Personal Contract Hire.

For a top of the range model then you are looking at upwards of £300 a month on a Business Contract Hire and upwards of £360 a month for a Personal Contract Hire.

Mazda CX-5

The Mazda CX-5 is now in its second generation and has firmly positioned itself in the SUV market.

The 2.2-litre diesel is available in 148bhp and 173bhp and there is also a 2.0-litre petrol engine. You can opt for four-wheel drive and/or a six-speed automatic gearbox on the diesels but not for the petrols. If you’re looking for the most economical, then the diesel achieves 56.5mpg and emits 132g/km of CO2. Add an automatic gearbox and this lowers by 6mpg and increases the CO2 emissions to 147g/km.

Red Mazda CX-5 driving on a country road with hills in the background

The base SE-L Nav trim gets LED headlights, privacy glass, adaptive high beams, front and rear parking sensors as well as a seven-inch touchscreen. This includes a sat-nav, DAB and Bluetooth. The other trim, the Sport Nav, upgrades to 19-inch wheels as well as adding an electric tailgate, a reversing camera, a heated steering wheel and leather seats as well as a Bose sound system and keyless entry. The infotainment system comes with Aha internet radio, an app service, Bluetooth and DAB radio but doesn’t yet have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay.

The CX-5 offers 506-litres of boot space which has improved by 3-litres from the previous model. When you fold the seats down then this increases to an impressive 1650-litres.

So let’s have a look at lease deals. You can lease an entry level CX-5 on a Business Contract Hire for upwards of £190 a month. You can get an entry level model on Personal Contract Hire for upwards of £225 a month. For a top of the range CX-5 then you are looking at upwards of £290 on Business Contract Hire and upwards of £340 a month on a Personal Contract Hire.

Hopefully this has helped you decide which Mazda is best for you to lease. As we said, these prices are subject to change and there are other factors that will impact a lease price. Therefore, we recommend you do your own research or contact an independent broker to do the research for you and help you find the best deal for you.

Mazda parked with mountaenous background
Holly Martin

Holly Martin

Content Co-ordinator at OSV Ltd
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Within a week of Holly starting work at OSV she became an indispensable part of the marketing team. She's very intuitive and gets on with the whole office effortlessly.
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