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MSRP: $15,345 - $23,340 Find it Used
Bodystyles: Sedan, Hatchback
Class: Compact
Engines: 2.0l 4-cyl. (148hp)
2.5l 4-cyl. (167hp)
2.3l I4 turbo (263hp)
EPA Mileage:
[mpg]
18 - 25 (City)
25 - 33 (Highway)
Our Rating:
Overview & Pictures
2010 Mazdaspeed3 Picture
2010 Mazdaspeed3 Picture
2010 Mazdaspeed3 Picture

Powered by a choice of 4-cylinder engines, the Mazda Mazda3 comes in sedan and hatchback bodystyles with handsome and sporty styling and excellent handling.

The Mazda 3 has been reengineered for the 2010 model year. It gets new styling inside and out, a larger, more powerful engine, new transmissions, and even more luxury and technology amenities than the generous helping it offered before. It hasn't been completely redesigned, however. It keeps the same basic architecture, with some upgrades. Introduced for the 2004 model year, Mazda calls the 2010 Mazda 3 an evolution, not a revolution of the previous model. Built on a Volvo platform, the previous Mazda3 was a sales and critical success for Mazda. With that in mind, Mazda hasn't radically changed anything on its sales leader. Instead, the company set out to make incremental improvements.

Inside, the Mazda3 adds Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, a Bose Centerpoint surround system, and an available Multi-Information Display that adds a second level of information. The interior is first-class interior with lots of other available amenities. Higher line models get a Multi-Information Display below the windshield that houses readouts for the vehicle information center, climate system, radio presets, and even the available navigation system. A unique cluster of buttons on the steering wheel controls these functions. The readouts are easy to see and the steering wheel controls work intuitively. It's a pretty trick setup. The other controls are mounted high on the dash's center stack, and are also easy to see and use.

The Mazda3 is practical, with useful small items storage up front, as well as plenty of room for the front passengers. The back seat will fit two adults fairly comfortably, provided the front occupants aren't too tall. In both the sedan and hatchback, the rear seats fold 60/40 to create a mostly flat load floor. Flip the back seats down in the hatchback and you'll have lots of cargo room. With its sportier character, better looks, and more useful interior space, the hatch is our choice between the two body styles.

Specs & Features

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3 is available in 2 versions:
Sedan and Hatchback.

The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of these versions. In addition, please find information on the various versions and trims of the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 and their standard equipment and prices below.

SedanHatchback

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is powered by a base 2.0-liter Inline-4 with 148 hp. Also available is a 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 167 hp.

Standard features on the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan include cloth seat-upholstery, 6-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, ABS, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags and tire-pressure monitor.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan Specs & Features

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3 Sedan is available in 5 trim levels:

TrimMSRP
Mazda 3i SV Sedan$15,345
Mazda 3i Sport Sedan$16,255
Mazda 3i Touring Sedan$17,925
Mazda 3s Sport Sedan$19,185
Mazda 3s Grand Touring Sedan$21,645
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The 2010 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback is powered by a base 2.5-liter Inline-4 with 167 hp. Also available is a 2.3-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 263 hp.

Standard features on the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback include cloth seat-upholstery, 6-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player, wireless connectivity, cruise control, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, air conditioning, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags and tire-pressure monitor.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback Specs & Features

The 2010 Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback is available in 3 trim levels:

TrimMSRP
Mazda 3s Sport Hatchback$19,685
Mazda 3s Grand Touring Hatchback$22,145
Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Hatchback$23,340
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