2013 Mazda Mazda3  -  $25,095

Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,095
Base Invoice: $23,890
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $1,500
Trim: 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 31 | City: 27 | Hwy: 39
Body Style: 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
Transmission: 6-speed SKYACTIV manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC 16-valve SKYACTIV-G I4 engine

Model Highlights

For 2013, the Mazda3 continues to be available in both sedan and 4-door hatchback body styles. The car was completely redesigned for the 2010 model year, so updates for 2013 are modest, but important. The biggest news is the greater availability of Mazda's SKYACTIV-G high-efficiency powertrain technology under the hood.

The base Mazda3 is the i SV, which still utilizes Mazda's 148-horsepower 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The i Sport, i Touring and i Grand Touring, gets the SKYACTIV-G 155-hp 2.0L inline-4. Further up is the s Grand Touring with its 2.5L 167-horsepower 4-cylinder engine. Finally, at the top of the range, the MazdaSpeed3 returns with a turbocharged 2.3L 4-cylinder engine that makes 263 horsepower.

The i SV comes equipped with either a 5-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission, while the rest of the i range gets a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic. The s Grand Touring offers either a 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto, while the MazdaSpeed 3 is only available with the performance-oriented 6-speed manual. Mileage figures come in at 25/33 mpg for the SV, while the rest of the I models equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLGY return 27/39 mpg, according to Mazda. The s Grand Touring offers 20/28 mpg.

The SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY package works via a lighter combination of parts (4.4 pounds lighter than the standard 2.0L engine), special multi-port fuel injectors for better fuel spray inside each cylinder, specially designed pistons that allow shorter combustion times and dual sequential valve timing. Mazda says the new engine features a new drive control system as well, which helps to let the engine and transmission work better as a combination, giving the car much better reaction to driver input.

SKYACTIV-Chassis is available in both hatchback and sedan body styles. Overall, the MADZA3 continues to be practical small car, with enough room for four adults when required.

Standard safety features include advanced front airbags, side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags, stability control, and traction control. An optional blind spot monitoring system is available as well, but only on Grand Touring models fitted with the Technology Package.

Base models come with cloth upholstery, power mirrors and windows, tilt/telescopic steering column, air conditioning with pollen filter, 60/40 split folding rear bench seat, and AM/FM/CD stereo. Sport models add USB audio input, cruise control, power locks and remote keyless entry. Touring trim benefits from alloy wheels, keyless entry and start system with push-button start, leather interior accents, Bluetooth hands-free connectivity and dual-zone automatic climate control. The Grand Touring comes equipped with a sunroof and 10-speaker Bose audio, leather seating with 5-position variable heated front seats, heated mirrors, touch-screen navigation, blind spot monitoring and SMS text message audio delivery and voice reply. Finally, the MazdaSpeed3 includes goodies like a limited-slip differential and active torque management, specially tuned brakes and suspension, 18-inch alloy wheels, and a unique leather interior.

The Technology Package, available on i Grand Touring models, consists of self-leveling and adaptive HID headlights, halogen fog lights, a rear decklid spoiler, rain-sensing wipers, SiriusXM satellite radio, and an alarm. A Preferred Equipment Package for the i Touring carries a power one-touch moonroof, 265-watt Bose surround sound system, and blind spot monitor.


Small size; aggressive design; sporty performance from MazdaSpeed3 model; excellent fuel economy thanks to SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

Model News

Following significant changes to the Mazda3 last year, the popular sedans and hatchbacks receive few updates for 2013. Most notably, Mazda's SKYACTIV-G powertrain technology makes its way into iSport sedan models, which join Touring and Grand Touring models in their use of the technology. SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY boosts fuel economy to nearly 40 mpg on the highway. It pairs a direct-injected 2.0L engine with a special 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. Additionally, more features are now standard across the Mazda3 model range.

Value Writeup

The Mazda3 has been Mazda's best-selling vehicle for several years, representing nearly half of Mazda's U.S.-market sales, and it's easy to understand why. It's a high-quality car that's simple, small, and sporty, all of which help it to stand out in an increasingly crowded small-car segment. The increased availability of the economical SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY makes it an even more inviting alternative to the Hyundai Elantra Touring, Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf.

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

EPA Classification

Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
39 MPG

Cruising Range - City
391.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
27 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
565.50 mi

Engine Type
Gas I4


Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100

Trans Type

Trans Description Cont.

First Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.8 qts

Passenger Capacity

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

103.9 in

Length, Overall
180.9 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
2872 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

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

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

Front Tire Size

Rear Tire Size

Spare Tire Size

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.2 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
35.8 ft

Brake Type

Brake ABS System

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

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

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years

Basic Miles/km

Drivetrain Years

Drivetrain Miles/km

Corrosion Years

Corrosion Miles/km

Roadside Assistance Years

Roadside Assistance Miles/km

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. 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.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger dummy's thoracic rib deflection reading was elevated.

2.0L DOHC 16-valve SKYACTIV-G I4 engine -inc: variable valve timing (VVT)

Aluminum alloy engine block

SYKACTIV-G blue urethane engine cover

6-speed SKYACTIV 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 w/bright tip

16" x 6.5" alloy wheels w/black center caps

T115/70D15 temporary spare tire

Pwr moonroof -inc: 1-touch/global open/close, interior sunshade

Body-color front/rear bumpers

Body-color rear lip spoiler

Black roof molding

Sport-type matte grille insert & trim

Automatic on/off bi-Xenon HID headlights -inc: pivoting adaptive front lighting system, auto leveling

Halogen fog lights

LED taillights

Body-color manual-folding heated pwr mirrors w/turn signal lamps

Automatic rain-sensing intermittent front windshield wipers w/adjustable sensitivity

Body-color door handles

Body-color fuel door

265-watt Bose AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: Centerpoint surround sound audio system, (10) speakers, AudioPilot noise compensation technology, aux audio input jack, USB input, HD Radio, radio broadcast data system program info, Pandora audio application, audio menu voice-command, SMS text message audio delivery & reply, E911 auto emergency notification, SIRIUS satellite radio w/(4) month trial subscription, digital clock, 5.8" color touch-screen navigation system w/traffic message channel real time traffic

Bluetooth hands-free phone & audio

Integrated rear window antenna

Leather seat trim

Reclining heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat

60/40 split fold-down rear seat

Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests

Center console w/covered storage compartments, sliding padded armrest

(2) 12-volt pwr outlets

Dual front cupholders w/lids

Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders

Full carpeting

Front/rear carpet floor mats

Driver foot rest

Tilt/telescopic steering column

3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio, cruise, Bluetooth controls

Black gauges -inc: white lettering, blue accents, white nighttime illumination

Gauges & controls illumination w/dial-type dimming control

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

Multi-info display (MID) -inc: driver info system w/outside temp display, maintenance reminder, audio info, 4-function trip computer w/current fuel economy, average fuel economy, approximate distance-to-empty, average vehicle speed

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

Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch up/down feature

Driver illuminated window switch

Mazda advanced illuminated keyless entry & start system -inc: answer back feature, panic button, push button start

Pwr door locks -inc: 2-stage unlocking, central locking, speed & transmission sensitive auto door lock

Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted controls

Remote releases -inc: fuel door, hood, trunk

Engine immobilizer anti-theft system

Alarm system

Dual zone auto climate control w/pollen filter

Rear heater ducts

Rear window defogger

Front side window demisters

Illuminated glove box

Silver driver & passenger side decoration panels & door handles

Synthetic leather door trim inc: front/rear bottle holders, front storage pockets

Gray molded cloth headliner

Dual covered visor w/vanity mirrors

(3) passenger assist grips

Leather-wrapped black shift knob -inc: silver insert w/black cap

Parking brake w/bright release button

(2) coat hooks

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

Delayed courtesy lights -inc: front map & dome

Illuminated welcome mode

Cargo area light

Full cargo area trim

Passenger side seatback pocket

Trunk lid opener cancel system (trunk latch type)

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

Dynamic stability control (DSC) w/traction control system (TCS)

Front/rear side-impact door beams

Driver/front passenger advanced air bags (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

Blind spot monitor

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

Triple-H construction























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