2009 Mazda Mazda3

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$14,690-$24,455
$13,777-$22,885
21 CITY / 28 HWY
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Overview

The Mazda3 is offered as either a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback. Both body styles can be paired with a choice of two different powertrains. For sedans, the i trim comes with a 148-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the s trim upgrades to a 156-horsepower, 2.3-liter four. Hatchbacks are only available with the 2.3L engine. The high-performance MazdaSpeed3 hatch gets a turbocharged, direct-injection version of the 2.3-liter, making 263 horsepower.
2016,
2016,The i and s trims both offer a five-speed manual standard. The i trim gets a 4-speed automatic, while the s trim gets a five-speed automatic. The MazdaSpeed3 is only available with a six-speed manual.
2016,
2016,Both the 2.0 and 2.3L engines feature variable valve timing and deliver strong performance with the manual transmission. Fuel economy is best with the base 2.0L-equipped models, achieving up to 24 mpg city, 32 highway.
2016,
2016,Thanks to a very rigid body structure, a special bracketed front suspension mounting system and a rear multi-link design and stabilizer bars front and back, the Mazda3 has handling that's more crisp and communicative than that of other small cars.
2016,
2016,The MazdaSpeed3 comes with a long list of additional features, making the most of the model's performance character. A limited-slip differential helps deliver the power through the front wheels, along with a sport suspension and thicker anti-sway bars, larger 18-inch wheels with summer performance tires, bigger brakes, a sport-tuned exhaust and special upholstery, appearance cues, and trim inside.
2016,
2016,With either the sedan or hatchback body style, the Mazda3 has space for five, although adults will find the back seat quite short on space, especially in legroom. In front, the sport bucket seats are firm and supportive yet very comfortable, with the driver getting a steering wheel that tilts and telescopes, and the rear bench is split 60/40, folding down to expanded cargo area that's especially useful in the hatchback.
2016,
2016,Safety are extensive. Seat-mounted side airbags and roof-mounted, head-protecting airbags are included on all Mazda3 models, as are anti-lock brakes with Brake Assist. On Touring and Grand Touring models, electronic stability control is also standard.
2016,
2016,Top options include remote engine start, Sirius Satellite Radio, a Bose premium audio system and a moonroof.

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