Resale: $17,240
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MPG: 18 city/25 hwy

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Hatchback

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Review

(4 Stars)  Hot hatch and a cool price

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
Though its styling is controversial, this hot hatch is still a performance bargain. The Mazda Speed 3 starts at less than 25K and manages to be a value at that. Lots of speed and sharp handling help the 3 rocket down the straights and blast through most corners. In fact, it handles much better than the previous generation of this model. A large degree of torque steer still rears its ugly head when powering out of a corner, especially over rough pavement.

Standard equipment is like a hot hatch wish list. 18 inch wheels, sport tuned suspension, a limited-slip differential, a Bose audio system, and navigation are all present. The sole drive train combination is a turbo charged 2.3 liter four cylinder making 263 Hp mated to a 6 speed automatic transmission. This is good for 0 to 60 mile per hour times of 6.3 seconds. Pretty quick for cars in this segment.

The interior is nicely appointed with high quality materials and plenty of cargo room in the hatch. The rear seats can fold down for even more storage. The rear seats offer a reasonable amount of leg and head room. Enough that adults should be able to sit there, if only for short trips.

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2010 MAZDASPEED3 Base Hatchback Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.3L in-linefour-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 18 MPG city, 25 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 304 mi. range
Gasoline direct fuel injection
14.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 263 hp @ 5,500 rpm; 280 ft lb of torque @ 3,000 rpm

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'10 Mazda Hatchback Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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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
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  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 Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Limited Slip Differential
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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)
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Suspension  
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Sport Suspension
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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