Mazda Axela 23S '03
Mazda Axela 23S '03
Appears in Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 2261 cc
Drivetrain FF[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine L3-VE
Max Power 172 HP
Max Torque 218 Nm
Weight 1,260 kilograms (2,800 lb)

The Mazda Axela 23S '03 (also the Mazda3 '03 in Europe and Indonesia) is a Road car produced by Mazda. It appears in Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6.


The player can choose six colors for this car:

  • Velocity Red Mica
  • Titanium Grey Metallic II
  • Strat Blue Mica
  • Winning Blue Metallic
  • Canary Yellow Mica
  • Black Mica

In-game descriptionEdit

This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.

The compact cars of Mazda that were traditionally named the Familia, was newly reborn under the name of Axela. The major difference with the previous cars, was that the body width was enlarged from the class-5 body size of Japanese regulations, to a world standard size for this class of cars, at around 68.8 inches. Stepping out of the framework of a Japan-specific body size, they have turned their sight towards a global market.

The body incorporating Mazda's focus on a sporty drive feel comes in a 4 door sedan and a 5 door hatchback. The two have very different designs, the 4 door model being a short deck style sporty sedan, while the 5 door is a sporty mini wagon with expanded utility.

The interior is a black-based sporty design, in Mazda tradition. The tachometer is positioned in the center of the 3 large circular meters, and shares its design concept with the RX-8.

The platform is shared with the Ford Focus and Volvo S40, but the suspension introduces Mazda's character, being the sportiest of the three. The 23S is powered by a 2.3L NA engine, and the torqueful 4 cylinder engine and chassis technology which Mazda is renowned for provides a high level of driving performance. Until the turbocharged Mazdaspeed Axela made its appearance, this model was popular as the highest performance model of the Axela series.



This car can be purchased from the Mazda dealership for 19,500 Credits. It has a simplified interior.


As a Standard car, the Mazda Axela 23S '03 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 17,428 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.


  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Front Wheel drive