Available as a 4-door sedan or five-door hatchback, the Mazda3 2010 presents a convincing argument that small cars do not have to be boring or short on features. The compact front-wheel drive is the best selling car in the lineup Mazda. It offers excellent driving dynamics, precise steering and good handling, which is unexpected in the segment. All new for 2010, is available with a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter or 168-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.
A limited-production performance Mazdaspeed3 model offers an exciting performance of a 263 hp 2.3-liter 4-cylinder turbo. The look of the front smiley face can be a bit ‘strange, but once the drivers adapt to the surprisingly well equipped and attractive interior and feel, with solid structure 3, the sharp steering and body control capable they will be satisfied with the level of sophistication, especially in this price range.
I SV, i Sport Touring models and I are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 148 hp and 135 Nm in most states and 144 hp and 132 Nm on the states of the west coast and the northeast requiring low PZEV emissions (short for zero emissions of partial vehicles) vehicles. Both versions are classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 mpg on the highway with the manual 5-speed standard of 24 mpg city / 33 mpg Hwy with the optional 5-speed automatic . Everyone uses regular unleaded fuel.
Buyers who are looking for more zip can consider models Touring Grand Sport s o s that come standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. In most states, rolling with 167 hp and 168 Nm of torque, but falls a bit ‘on the West Coast and Northeast PZEV states to 165 hp and 167 lb-ft. Regardless of the level of emissions, the 2.5-liter gets an EPA estimated 21 mpg city / 29 mpg Hwy with shifting 6-speed manual transmission and 22 mpg city / 29 mpg Hwy with the 5-speed automatic. It uses regular unleaded gasoline.
The Mazdaspeed3 takes performance to the pocket-rocket level. Pumps its turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder 263 hp and 280 Nm of torque, which works only through a manual 6-speed gearbox. The Mazdaspeed3 is EPA-rated at 18 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy. It runs on premium unleaded fuel. All-wheel drive is not available.
The SV i is the basic transportation. normal rate includes a telescopic tilt steering wheel, a / / System 4 speaker AM / FM audio MP3 CD, a manual 5-speed gearbox, electric windows and mirrors, 16-inch steel wheels, a folding rear seat split, systems anti-lock braking, and dual-front, front seat side airbags and general.
The i Sport adds air-conditioning and the possibility of an automatic 5-speed gearbox.
The Touring cruise control door, keyless entry, a stereo 6 speakers, stability and traction control, a security alarm and 16 in alloy wheels. Options include an upgraded 10-speaker stereo system and a power moonroof.