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2010 Mazda 3 s Sport 5-Door Review

High Speed, Small Size

A three-quarter front view of a red 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport 5-Door Hatchback

In short: A sporty, value-oriented 5-door hatchback.

Boasting an ample 44 cubic feet of cargo space and plenty of power under the hood, the Mazda 3 s Sport hatchback is a compact car that defies the typical limitations of its class. Whether you're zipping about town or cruising on the open road, you'll appreciate the flexibility, reliability and ease of handling that this sporty hatch has to offer.

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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


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $19,230 / As tested: $20,330

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door hatchback

Engine: 2.5 liter, 16-valve 4-cylinder with VVT
Horsepower: 148 hp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque: 135 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
2,868 lbs
Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 180.7/69.1/57.9 in
Turning circle: n/a

Brakes:
power assisted front and rear disc brakes; ABS
Suspension: independent front and rear suspension with coil springs; front and rear stabilizer bars

Traction: traction control system; dynamic stability control

0-60 mph: 7.5 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph

EPA City:
21 mpg
EPA Highway: 29 mpg

Safety:
advanced dual front airbags; side-impact airbags and curtains; active front headrests

Likes: style, utility, value

 

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