Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 Venture Edition models add sporty exterior styling cues and more interior kit above their TS2 donor cars
13 August 2012

Mazda has boosted the appeal of its Mazda 3 and seven-seat Mazda 5 models with the introduction of its sportier ‘Venture Edition’ specification.

The new trim grade for both Mazda models builds on the firm’s existing TS2 specification and adds side skirts, a rear spoiler, tinted windows, front fog lights and a ‘sports’ grille. Also included are gun metal alloys, which measure 17 inches in diameter on the 3 and 16 inches on 5 models. 

Interior features of Venture Edition cars include sat-nav, Bluetooth, air conditioning and cruise control. Mazda 3 versions also get heated sports seats, while the 5 features a Piano Black centre console.

Two engine variants are offered with the Mazda 3 Venture Edition – a 104bhp 1.6-litre petrol and 114bhp 1.6-litre diesel unit. Prices start from £17,495 and £18,995 for each respectively. 

Engines included in the Mazda 5 Venture Edition line-up are Mazda’s 148bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit and 114bhp 1.6-litre oil burner, which cost from £19,995 and £21,290.

The premium for Venture Edition spec above standard TS2 models totals £500 and £630 for Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 models respectively.


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13 August 2012

I think this incarnation of the 3 is a very fussy design. The rear lights look rather aftermarket, and, to me, the side skirts seem like the sort of thing a manufacturer slaps on an ageing design to try and shift a few more models. The previous model is a much cleaner and classier looking car, in my opinion.


13 August 2012

Well I think the skirts on this Mazda look amazing. Wow. Really sporty.


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