Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Overview

Thursday February 11th, 2010 at 11:22 AM
Posted by: aquadog

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3

The 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is a 4-door, 5-passenger wagon, available in one trim only, the Sport 5-Door. The Mazda Mazdaspeed3 has a 6-speed Manual transmission and a 2.3-liter, I4, 263-horsepower engine. The 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 is based on the redesigned 2010 Mazda3 5-door and powered by a 263-horsepower turbocharged intercooled 2.3-liter DISI 4-cylinder engine combined with a 6-speed manual transmission and a torque-sensing limited-slip differential delivering the power to the front wheels. Aggressive new styling includes a large hood scoop directing air to the intercooler, black grille, flared fenders, 18-inch aluminum wheels, body kit and larger roof-mounted rear wing and larger dual exhaust. Additional performance upgrades include sport suspension, larger stabilizer bars, rigid steering mounts, electro-hydraulic power steering, larger brakes with electronic brake assist, ABS and Dynamic Stability Control. Inside, the new dashboard displays important information up high and includes a new LED turbo boost gauge and sport seats provide lateral support.

MSRP:

Standard Engine:

$23,195 – $23,195

2.3-liter, I4, 240-horsepower, engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 24-mpg on the highway. 5-speed automatic transmission.

Average Consumer Rating: 4.36 stars

Expert Rating: 4.3 stars

EXPERT REVIEWS
2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Review
Rating: 4.25 stars
By Gary Chan

“With front and rear sway bars, Mazdaspeed tuned suspension, a torque-sensing limited slip, and 40-series Dunlop SP 2050 summer tires, you don’t expect poor handling and the Speed3 doesn’t disappoint.”

2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Review – Mazda Go Zoom-Zoom
Rating: 4.25 stars
By Gary Chan

“Boy does this car zoom. Mash the throttle, get the revs over 3500 rpm, and you’re in the power band. Keep it above 3500 and you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear.”

Mazda Mazdaspeed3 2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Preview
Rating: 4.5 stars
By Francis Cebedo

Francis grabs the keys to the Mazdaspeed3 before Gary can say “zoom-zoom with a vroom.” A full review by Gary is forthcoming, but Francis came back with a huge grin and a few words about the performance of this fast hatchback.

VIDEO REVIEWS
2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Video Review
Rating: 4.25 stars
By Kurt Gensheimer

Watch the video review as Kurt sums up the character of this fun hatch and cranks up the boost along the way.

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