2010 Mazda Mazda3  -  $16,095


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $16,095
Base Invoice: $15,137
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man i SV
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 25 | Hwy: 33
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man i SV
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing (VVT)

Pros

Revamped appearance looks even sportier; the stylish interior of a more expensive car; great steering and handling; good fuel economy (3i model)


Model News

The Mazda3 has been completely remodeled for 2010. Compared to the outgoing version, the new Mazda3 has upgraded safety, more standard features and optional equipment and enhanced refinement.


Model Highlights

The Mazda3 is powered by a choice of two different 4-cylinder engines, corresponding to the two quite different 3i and 3s models. Base Mazda3 i models feature an economical 2.0-liter engine making 148 horsepower, while sportier Mazda3 s models get a 167-hp, 2.5-liter engine. Both engines make slightly less power in California-emissions states. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on i models, but sporty s models step up to a 6-speed manual; a 5-speed automatic is available with either engine. The 2.0-liter gets quite good fuel economy figures of 24 mpg city, 33 highway with the manual transmission, while the s model is rated just 21/29.

The Mazda3 is offered in two body styles--a 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback. The sedan is offered in 3i or 3s variants, in a full range of trims, but the hatchback is only offered in 3s form, and only in the most expensive trims.

The Mazda3 gets an even more aggressively styled front end than before, with styling cues borrowed from the RX-8 sports car and a more wedge-shaped silhouette. Yet the overall profile of the Mazda3 is more aerodynamic, with a coefficient of drag now as low as 0.29.

Inside, the focus is on top-rate materials--like leather upholstery, French-stitched seams, and soft-touch surfaces--and more design flair than nearly every other small car. The Mazda3's cabin has a sliding armrest between the front seats, atop a center-console storage bin, along with pewter-painted trim. Seats are more aggressively bolstered than is typical among affordable small cars, but sport-seat upper bolsters are optional for those wanting even more support in cornering.

The Mazda3 is one of the best-handling small cars, with front struts and rear monotube dampers, along with a multi-link setup in back that's configured for handling stability. s models get big 17-inch wheels with V-rated tires, and across the line the rack-and-pinion steering has speed-dependent power assist and is one of the most tight and direct in feel. Both models also get 4-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and brake assist. Front side airbags and side-curtain airbags are on the standard-equipment list, along with active head restraints. Electronic stability control is offered on top trims but isn't available throughout the model line.

As a sedan, the Mazda3 i is offered in SV, Sport, and Touring trims, and the 3s is offered as a Sport or Grand Touring. Base SV models come with power windows, tilt/telescopic steering-wheel adjustment, and a 4-speaker CD/MP3 sound system, but air conditioning isn't available. Sport models add A/C, while Touring trims add alloy wheels, Bluetooth, cruise control, and a 6-speaker sound system, plus added trim and interior appointments. Top Grand Touring bring leather heated seats, LED taillamps and an Adaptive Front Lighting System, which can swivel the lights up to 15 degrees to help illuminate around corners; the system also includes self-leveling bi-xenon lamps.


Value Writeup

The Mazda3's interior is reason alone to put this car on your list; its appointments are like no other car in its class, featuring Mazda's flair for details and materials that are fashionably different. That being said, the Mazda3 can be equipped either as a basic, economical sedan (3i) or a sporty-feeling sedan or hatch (3s); base Mazda3 i models are a great value considering their low base price, while top-of-the-line 3s Grand Touring models feel like rivals to the entry models from luxury brands and offer some exclusive tech features. Mazda says that the 3 is the first car in its compact class to offer Adaptive Front Lighting and self-leveling bi-xenon headlamps.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7

EPA Classification
Compact

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
33 MPG

Cruising Range - City
362.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
478.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/122

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.9 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
94.1 ft³

Front Head Room
38.9 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
54.9 in

Front Hip Room
53.7 in

Second Head Room
37.5 in

Second Leg Room
36.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in

Second Hip Room
52.2 in

Wheelbase
103.9 in

Length, Overall
180.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.1 in

Height, Overall
57.9 in

Track Width, Front
60.4 in

Track Width, Rear
59.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.7 in

Trunk Volume
11.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
2868 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
15 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
17.1 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V126000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 15, 2009

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
25400

Summary
MAZDA IS RECALLING 25,400 MY 2010 MAZDA3 VEHICLES. A CLEARANCE BETWEEN THE ENGINE HARNESS AND THE HOUSING OF STARTER MOTOR MAY BE INSUFFICIENT. DUE TO THIS, THE COVERING OF THE HARNESS MAY BE DAMAGED THROUGH VIBRATION DURING OPERATION POSSIBLY CAUSING A SHORT-CIRCUIT BETWEEN CERTAIN HARNESS WIRES AND THE STARTER HOUSING. A SHORT-CIRCUIT CAN RESULT IN ENGINE CONTROL MALFUNCTION AND/OR POOR SHIFT QUALITY.

Consequence
THE MAIN FUSE MAY BLOW OUT CAUSING THE ENGINE TO STALL AND INABILITY OF RESTART, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL HAVE THE ENGINE HARNESS INSPECT AND ADD A PROTECTOR CLIP ON THE AFFECTED SECTION OF THE HARNESS. IF NECESSARY, THE HARNESS WILL BE REPAIRED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON MAY 6, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

MAZDA RECALL NO. 5409D. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing (VVT)

Aluminum alloy engine block

Black urethane engine cover

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Front wheel drive

Distributor-less ignition

100-amp alternator

Front independent MacPherson strut suspension w/coil springs

Rear independent multi-link suspension w/coil springs

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Electro-hydraulic pwr assist steering (EHPAS) system

Variable pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes

Stainless steel exhaust -inc: manifold, main silencer, pipe, single outlet

Underhood insulator pad

16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers

P205/55HR16 all-season tires

T115/70D15 temporary spare tire

Triple-H construction

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Black roof molding

Black urethane grille insert w/ chrome accent

Halogen headlights

Multi-reflector taillights

Body-color manual-folding pwr mirrors

2-speed variable-intermittent front windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Body-color fuel door

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, automatic level control (ALC), digital clock, aux audio input jack

Satellite radio prewire *Requires additional dealer-installed hardware*

Integrated rear window antenna

Cloth seat trim

Reclining front bucket seats

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests

Center console w/covered storage compartments

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Dual front cupholders w/lids

Full carpeting

Front/rear carpet floor mats

Driver foot rest

Tilt/telescopic steering column

3-spoke urethane steering wheel w/audio controls

Black gauges w/white lettering & red nighttime illumination

Gauges & controls illumination w/dial-type dimming control

Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers

Monochrome multi-info display (MID) -inc: driver info system w/outside temp display, trip computer, maintenance reminder, audio info

Warning lamps -inc: brake system, high-beam on, turn signals on, hazard warning on, check engine, engine oil pressure, battery charge, defogger-on, air bags, front seat belt pretensioner system, door-ajar, low fuel, ABS system, cruise control on, tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch down feature

Remote releases -inc: fuel door, hood, trunk

Engine immobilizer anti-theft system

Rear heater ducts

Rear window defogger

Front side window demisters

Illuminated glove box

Cigarette lighter

Silver center console panel

Black steering wheel switch bezel

Black driver & passenger side decoration panels & door handles

Cloth door trim w/front/rear bottle holders, front storage pockets

Gray molded cloth headliner

Dual vinyl-covered visors -inc: covered vanity mirrors

(3) passenger assist grips

Black urethane shift knob

(2) coat hooks

Lighting -inc: front map lights, dome light, ignition keyhole

Cargo area light

Full cargo area trim

Passenger side seatback pocket

Driver side storage bin

Trunk lid opener cancel system (trunk latch type)

Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) & brake assist

Front/rear side-impact door beams

Driver/front passenger advanced airbags (SRS) -inc: crash zone, drivers seat position, passenger weight sensors

Front seat mounted driver/front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)

Front/rear side curtain air bags

Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters, height adjustable

3-point seat belts for all positions

Child safety rear door locks

Rear seat child safety seat lower anchors & upper tethers (LATCH)

Collapsible steering column

Crashable brake pedal

Whiplash-reducing active front headrests

Trunk entrapment release system

Tire pressure monitoring system

 
NATIONAL REGION
$0

 
ALASKA REGION
$45

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS
$0

 
PZEV EMISSIONS EQUIPMENT
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
LIQUID SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK MICA
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IN-DASH 6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER
$500

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$430

 
CHROME FUEL-FILLER DOOR
$125

 
FOG LIGHTS
$325

 
FRONT/REAR MUD GUARDS
$150

 
REAR WING SPOILER
$425

 
CARGO MAT
$50

 
CARGO NET
$40

 
CARGO TRAY
$60

 
ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$80

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/COMPASS
$200

 
ELECTROCHROMIC MIRROR W/HOMELINK
$275


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