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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 I SV

2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Review

(4 Stars)  Fun, fuel efficient, and price right

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The Mazda 3 has been redesigned for 2010. It competes well in the compact car market. It comes available in either a sedan or four door hatchback flavors. There are three trim levels to choose from as well. The Mazda 3 shows a rare level of interior class for this segment of cars. It also offers enough room for full sized adults to be comfortable in the front seats. It gives the general impression that more was paid for the car than it actually costs.

Power for this sporty compact comes from both a 2.0 liter four cylinder making 148 HP and 135 Ft. – lbs. of torque, or a 2.5 liter inline 4 cylinder model making 167 HP and 168 Ft. – Lbs. of torque. Power is routed through either a six speed manual or a five speed automatic transmission.

What comes as a surprise to many who drive the Mazda 3 is the manners it exhibits on the road. It has quick and communicative steering, combined with good grip and excellent body motion control. Though riders used to the softly sprung ride of a Honda or Toyota many find the 3's ride a bit too firm.

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2010 MAZDA3 I SV Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 25 MPG city, 33 MPG highway, 28 MPG combined and 406 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 148 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 135 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm

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'10 Mazda I SV Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Convenience  
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Steering Wheel Tilt
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Tires and Wheels  
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Wheel Covers
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