We provide you with the best information, impressions, and details. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. The new gear spacing and refined engine calibration are focused on providing more linear, seamless power delivery. However, on power, emerging from a tight corner on rough pavement in the lower gears, the steering feedback from the electro-mechanical system—and the overall feel of the car—can be a little harsh and unpredictable. Except as expressly authorized by automobile-catalog. The stiffer door design also improves the effectiveness of weather seals that block moisture and noise from the interior. The 2013 model year was the final year of production for this generation of Mazdaspeed3 vehicles.
Reproduction of part or all of the contents of this web-site in any form is prohibited and may not be recopied and shared with a third party. Subtle refinements in the shape of the A-pillars, exterior mirrors, windshield wipers, and taillamps also contributed to the six-percent reduction in wind noise levels. Trim designations carry forward, with the sedan available in 2. Specs remain unchanged from the previous Speed3 for the 2. While performance driving is a definite weekend possibility in the 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3, the vast majority of time spent in the car will likely be during commutes. To improve steering feel, the electro-hydraulic-assist rack-and-pinion steering gear is now secured at three instead of two attachment locations.
When two parents have kids, more often than not, their offspring will be quite different. Beyond having more power than its predecessor, this tech-rich design is smoother, quieter and develops 15 percent more torque for quicker acceleration, whether it's paired with the standard six-speed manual or the optional five-speed automatic with its manual-shift capability. The recall began April 7, 2017. A functional hood scoop was added to allow for a denser charge to the top-mounted intercooler while also keeping heat soak to a minimum, a common complaint with the 1st generation Mazdaspeed3. The MazdaSpeed3 has front-wheel drive, while some of its rivals offer all-wheel drive, yet some clever engineering makes the most of the available traction.
Nagare-inspired design defines the exterior and continues into the cabin, which features color coordination and materials chosen to excite the driver and passengers every time they take a seat. From the rear, larger dual exhaust tips, a rear valance painted the same metallic black as the grille, and a larger, roof-mounted rear wing give it away. The 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 benefits from an incredibly stout frame that holds up well in crash tests and protects occupants; plus, its safety feature list is strong. Hyde side to its grinning Dr. Oh, did we mentioned it has the highest projected resale value in the Mid-Compact car segment? The Mazdaspeed3 is a hot hatch that has it all: speed, style, handling prowess, and value. The use of high-strength and ultra-high strength steel in the safety structures like bumpers and side impact beams has nearly doubled, making these areas both stronger and lighter. If you have a serious racing habit, the Mazdaspeed 3 sure makes a lot of sense.
The toluene emissions from a new joint sealing compound is 90-percent lower than before. There are people out there who might considered it a rigid car and who will ask for a more interior space. 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. Some will be mild-mannered, happy and always smiling, and , well - they will be wicked. There can be a bit of a delay coming out of corners, waiting for boost, if you land in too high a gear, but most drivers will adapt quickly as the clutch is light, and shift linkage is about as good as it gets. As crazy as it sounds, I feel like the regular 3 hatch is more unique than the Speed when each car is taken in its context. Like the 2010 Mazdaspeed3, it features a 2.
There's a single-piece soft-touch dashpad over easy-to-read analog gauges and easy-to-reach main controls and switchgear, while aluminum trim accents add a touch of understated flash. The vehicle is and powered by a 2. Additional safety features include dual front, front-side, and curtain-side airbags, a theft-deterrent system, and a tire pressure monitor. According to several sources, the new MazdaSpeed3 is capable of accelerating to 60 mph in less than six seconds. Step on the loud pedal and a raspy albeit four-cylinder, higher-pitched note starts to sing from the engine room. But besides that there is no other reason not to buy the new Mazdaspeed3.
Navigation, audio, and trip computer information is provided in this handy and easy-to-view location. The highway rating is 29 mpg with either transmission. There is no reduction of boost third or above. Blasting off from a standstill is a fun endeavor when the turbo kicks in at full boost. Mazda's number for this recall is 0917B.
And in the case of the Speed, it comes at too great a cost to the rest of the driving experience. Recycled material has been used to manufacture new plastic moldings for the past four years at Mazda. After more than 10,000 miles in our long-term 3, how do our editors feel about getting behind the wheel of the boy-racer turbocharged edition? Equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, its city rating is 21 mpg, rising to 22 mpg with the 5-speed automatic. A six-speaker audio system and Mazdaspeed-badged door sills come with The 2. Structural changes to the unibody mentioned above help improve not only the rigidity of the brakes but also their linearity during high-g stops. On the 2013 models, the wheels were powdercoated a black hue, and the mirrors and rear valance were black.
In addition to welded attachments, suspension towers are bonded to the surrounding unibody areas with structural adhesives. Remedy Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. The slant of the instrument panel optimizes operating efficiency while providing an attractive focal point. A rubber-isolated subframe in front supports the entire powertrain, the rack-and-pinion steering system, and the lower attachments of the coil spring MacPherson strut suspension. The engine was listed in for three years straight. Its rack and pinion electro hydraulic power steering responds quickly to steering input without being too sensitive, and car tracks well at freeway speeds.