The Mazda3 was additionally beforehand obtainable with one other of the model’s most reliable engines, the two.2L R2 MZR-CD. It was obtainable in choose markets for the Mazda3 for the 2009 to 2013 mannequin years and in addition appeared within the CX-7 and Mazda6. It proved to be a superb freeway cruiser, even when it was by no means very thrilling to drive.
It is price noting that the engine within the 2008 mannequin 12 months Mazda6 was not fairly as dependable as the next mannequin years attributable to stories of defective seals, however all different years have been unaffected. Teething troubles apart, the engine gained a popularity as among the finest diesels in its section, even when automobiles just like the CX-7 struggled to face out in what was, on the time, a packed subject of rivals. Because of a common lack of curiosity from American patrons, the diesel CX-7 was by no means offered Stateside in any respect, with patrons having to make do with a alternative of gasoline engines.