2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.0 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover: hard · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: front
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Header Midyear release: yes
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: premium cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: performance
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $22,340 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 2.3L 263 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,340
Invoice$20,898

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.3L 263 hp I4
Power 263 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom36.3 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length176.8 in
Width69.5 in
Height57.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload637 lbs
Built for speed, the 2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport hatchback takes the MAZDA3 platform and stiffens and lowers the front independent and rear multilink suspension, adds larger brakes and... Read More
Built for speed, the 2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Sport hatchback takes the MAZDA3 platform and stiffens and lowers the front independent and rear multilink suspension, adds larger brakes and shocks, sport seats, a larger exhaust pipe and noise, and dons side skirts, a rear spoiler, and foglights. Though it uses the same 2.3-liter DOHC inline four, it adds turbo power, which increases horsepower by 107 hp to 263 hp. Torque hits 280 ft-lbs at 3,000 rpm. A 6-speed manual is the only transmission choice. Performance and safety features include 18-inch alloy wheels with performance tires, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, a tire monitor, limited slip differential, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags. Crash ratings sit around four stars for front impact and three for side.
For interior comfort, the 2008 MAZDASPEED3 Sport is much like the regular MAZDA3 in that it features a full power setup, with remote entry, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls for the CD player, an MP3 jack, intermittent front and rear wipers, leather accents on the wheel and shifter, a tachometer, a security system, and a temperature display. Front power outlets sit in the center console and there are front and rear cupholders. The rear seats split-fold, expanding the cargo area from 16 to 43 cubic feet. A cargo cover is included and a net is optional. Options add satellite radio, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a compass, and a remote garage opener. The driving experience and engine power reign here, but owners do complain about the small back seat and noisy ride.
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Bose premium brand · AM/FM radio · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 1 subwoofer · 7 Total Speakers · 222 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.0 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo cover: hard · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: storage organizer, door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, dual
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.35 · Limited slip differential: front
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Header Midyear release: yes
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Electroluminescent instrumentation · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: sport · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather/cloth, leather/suede
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: summer performance, performance
Tires and Rims P Tires
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, rain sensing · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $24,055 MSRP
Body Style Hatchback
Engine 2.3L 263 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,055
Invoice$22,497

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

2.3L 263 hp I4
Power 263 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque 280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume14.5 gal
Front Legroom41.1 in
Back Legroom36.3 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length176.8 in
Width69.5 in
Height57.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume16.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload637 lbs
The 2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring adds a few more safety features, creature comforts, and options to what you get with the Sport Trim. This front-wheel drive compact hatchback pa... Read More
The 2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring adds a few more safety features, creature comforts, and options to what you get with the Sport Trim. This front-wheel drive compact hatchback packs a punch in its turbocharged 2.3-liter, DOHC inline four with variable valve timing, delivering 263 hp and 280 ft-lbs of torque. It is matched to a 6-speed manual only. Foglights, a rear spoiler, side skirts, and alloy wheels add to the sporty appearance.
Equipped with a standard limited slip differential, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags, the 2008 MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring earns three and four stars in crash tests. The Grand Touring brings automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers and xenon headlights to the mix. Other safety features include head restraints, a tire monitor, and a security system. An auto-dimming rearview mirror is optional.
The hatchback seats four, though the 36 inches of rear legroom can feel cramped. The cargo area starts at 16 cubic feet and expands to 44 with the rear seats down. It comes with a cargo area cover, and a net can be added. A fold-down armrest in the backseat adds comfort, along with front and rear cupholders. The 2008 MAZDASPEED3 Grand Touring upgrades with a trip computer, leather bolsters, and a Bose sound system with 6-CD changer and seven speakers. Other features include a full power setup, remote entry, intermittent front and rear wipers, leather trim, a tachometer and temperature display, and wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls. A navigation system is offered exclusively on the 2008 MAZDASPEED 3 Grand Touring, joining satellite radio, a compass, and a remote garage opener as options.
Base
Adds to Sport:
No additional major features.