Intro: Mazda's sporty compact hatchback, the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 separates itself from other hatches with a wide mouth grille and fierce styling that provides some not-so-subtle hints at its high level of performance.
Features: Popular features range from upgrades like a sport-tuned suspension and limited slip differential, to standard creature comforts such as a unique cloth interior with reclining leather trimmed sport style bucket seats.
Performance: The Mazdaspeed3 comes equipped with a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4, sending 263 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.
Fuel Economy: Fuel economy for the Mazdaspeed3 is as follows:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is $23,195 in its lone trim. All Mazda's are backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With aggressive styling inside-and-out, and a potent turbocharged powerplant, the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 has what it takes to satisfy even the most enthusiastic sport-compact driver.