Visually, the package is appealing and sporty, yet highly controversial. Mazda3 Engines and Mileage Compared 2. Engineers matched its appearance with a strong powertrain. But here, too, our Mazda 3 has impressed, with overall fuel economy actually improving a tick to 25 mpg. Those who prefer a sportier driving experience will want the new 2. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H. The use of higher strength steel up front on crucial safety areas and suspension components ups rigidity by some two percent.
Readouts for the vehicle information center, climate system, radio presets, and even the available navigation system are found in a Multi-Information Display that is located just under the windshield. Mazda 3i models have single exhaust and s models have dual exhaust with bright tips. The brakes on both models have a linear pedal feel. This engine delivers the type of power we expected in performance hot hatches just a few years ago. Mazda unveiled the 2010 Mazda3 at the on 19 November 2008.
Units Affected 173859 Complaints of torque steer aside, the Mazdaspeed3 has proved a highly likeable part of the long-term fleet. The rear seat has enough space for adults provided those up front aren't too tall. Now we have another baby on the way. It now sits atop the new Skyactiv chassis, no longer sharing the Ford C1 platform. The 3s Grand Touring trim level adds leather seats, power driver's seat, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, and steerable active as standard equipment. Updates included refreshed front and rear light fixtures, as well updated alloy wheels and a new fog light configuration.
A new Mazda 3 on hand recently for our annual 10Best gala supported this observation. Whereas the last model had a small, high-set grille with a prominent lower air intake, the new model has only the grille, now much bigger and set lower. Mazda3 is based on a premium Volvo-sourced platform. That's a pretty neat safety feature on dark country roads, both for the driver and pedestrians. That figure smacks of excess for a small car with a big smiley face across its grille.
Archived from on 23 January 2013. In test results for the 2012 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport five-door 2. Weld bonding, which combines spot welding with the use of structural adhesive, enhances the unibody's flex resistance. The latter is a tad long in the throw, but the clutch is easy to modulate. The 2010 Mazda3 benefits from several architectural enhancements designed to make the structure stiffer. Fortunately, we have 30,000 additional miles with the 3 before a final verdict is rendered. Senior editor Jonny Lieberman admires the engine, noting,… Months in Fleet: 9 Mileage: 15,500Our 2010 Mazdaspeed3 has all the makings of a winning hot hatch.
Archived from on 11 July 2011. We previously had the driver-seat track replaced under warranty because it would no longer adjust up or down, but the seat now sticks occasionally when adjusting it fore-and-aft. Although those numbers are hardly extraordinary, the 3 always feels willing and can dart through traffic with ease. But to go… I usually try to schedule something big and posh when I'm planning to take a long road trip, but an especially tight press fleet this November had me setting out for my trip to the family homestead outside Memphis, Tennessee in a cheap n' cheerful Mazda3i sedan. When first introduced, United States-market Mazda3 models were available in only two trim levels, i and s, with the 2.
Sedan pre-facelift The front suspension comprises , with and an. What feel the clutch may once have had has faded with use, making it difficult to zero in on the pickup point and resulting in jerky, overrevved launches. The steering is sharp and precise, and the brakes provide a linear pedal feel. Interior In development from 2004 and designed under Kunihiko Kurisu from early 2005 to August 2006, in November 2008 Mazda debuted the second generation Mazda3 with restyled exterior. 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.
Factors including movement and shape of the object in front of the vehicle, weather and road conditions can all impact automatic brake control and collision warning. Initially the 6-speed manual gearbox was only for the 2. All three models use the , with various types, displacements and outputs including the , depending on model and market. Note that only s models have the Multi-Information Display. The feel is firm and composed, with moderate lean in turns. Girgin was sent to work in Hiroshima for 6 months, after which the final design was frozen for scheduled 2003 production.
Those aforementioned headlights are bi-xenons on the Grand Touring model. In other markets, more engines are offered including a new 2. Even with the snow tires fitted, the 3 tracks smoothly, with quick yet predictable responses. Some like that at-your-fingertips convenience; others feel, well, inconvenienced. Safety features standard on all Mazda3 models include dual front airbags, front side airbags, curtain side airbags, active front head restraints, tire-pressure monitor, and anti-lock brakes with brake assist and electronic brake-force distribution.
In its test results for the 2004 Mazda3 five-door with the 2. Model Lineup The Mazda3 comes in four-door sedan and four-door hatchback body styles, two model ranges, and an array of trim levels. With either a manual or automatic transmission in place, the package is fun, responsive, and around 10 percent more fuel efficient than the last generation. The model has been generally well received by the automotive press for its performance, handling, styling and interior, with some describing it as feeling like a more expensive despite its value-oriented price. By 2001, Hasip Girgin's design was chosen as a finalist.