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2023 Mazda MAZDA3 2.5 S Hatchback FWD
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2023 Mazda MAZDA3
2.5 S Hatchback FWD
MSRP
$23,550
Invoice
$22,523
Average Price Paid
$23,117
13 listings nationwide

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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
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2023 Mazda MAZDA3
2.5 S Hatchback FWD
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Carbon Edition FWD
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2023 Mazda MAZDA3
2.5 S Hatchback FWD
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2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

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  • Look and Feel 9
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

Specs

2023 Mazda MAZDA3
2.5 S Hatchback FWD
2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 16.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
191 hp @ 6,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
310 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
10.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 38.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.1 cu ft 14.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 970 lbs
Exterior
Length 175.6 in 192.7 in
Width 70.7 in 82.3 in
Height 56.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2023 Mazda MAZDA3
2.5 S Hatchback FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

Option Packages

  • Appearance Package
2021 Mazda MAZDA6
Carbon Edition FWD

Exterior Colors

  • POLYMETAL Gray

Option Packages

  • Rear Parking Sensors

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