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2013 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Touring Review

Turbocharged Hot Hatch

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2013 Mazdaspeed3 Touring

In short: A quick and responsive 5-door hatchback.

Extensively tested at Nürburgring and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, this sporty 5-door hot hatch has been crafted for maximum fun potential. Featuring a 263-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder and a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission, the Mazdaspeed3 is the perfect city runabout for those in a rush.

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Warranty/Service: 36-month/36,000-mile "bumper-to-bumper" warranty; 60-month/60,000-mile powertrain warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance

Base Price: $24,200 / As Tested: $27,955

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback
Engine: 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with direct injection and VVT
Horsepower: 263 hp @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
3,281 lbs
Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 177.6/69.7/57.5 in
Turning circle: 36.1 ft

Brakes: 4-wheel disc brakes; ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; E-type multi-link rear

Traction: stability control with traction control

0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph (governor limited)

EPA City: 18 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

Safety: dual-stage front airbags; front side-impact airbags; front and rear side curtain airbags

Likes: value; performance

Dislikes: none


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