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Mazda Speed 3, a 5 door sports car

This Mazda 3 Speed has been undefeated in the hatch segment area. That statement is based on several tests done and it is always part of the best cars in lists created by experts. This rascal car is small but bold, quick and practical. The price is about $23,945 but you can add a couple of more dollars to upgrade into tech package which has an audio system and mp3 player. You can also have a package that includes Bluetooth provision and navigation system on a small screen. In terms of performance, you will know that it is worth it once you are in control of its steering wheel. Its top competitions include the Volkswagen GTI, Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart, Honda Civic Si sedan, and Subaru Impreza WRX. However this model is worth looking into especially if you want to see something great from Mazda.

Mazda Speed 3

Mazda Speed 3

Mazda Speed 3 front left

Mazda Speed 3 front left

Mazda Speed 3 rear left

Mazda Speed 3 rear left

Performance

The output of Mazda 3 speed is something that will not disappoint you. The 2.3 liter turbo charged engine produces 263 hp and 280 lb ft torque power. The front wheel is driven by six speed manual gears. Even though there is not much change under the hood, you can get more from its engine especially since the car is small. The original Speed 3 excelled in torque steer so it takes advantage of that. The torque management was also revamped. They also touched the suspension and put electro hydraulic steering. This is something that will be offering a better driving experience.

Mazda Speed 3 engine

Mazda Speed 3 engine

Exterior

This 3 speed shares the same metal chassis with all the new five door Mazda 3. This would include the eye black plastic grille found in the front area. It is said that the 3 speed Mazda got a visual update. This is due to the addition of the hood area that gives air to the turbo charged four-cylinder engine. The wing from the roof at the back area is bigger. The 18 inch wheels made of aluminum alloy really complement the whole thing. They were made by Dunlop SP Sport 2050 tires. The footprint is 225/40s. This is much better than the Bridgestone Potenza RE050As which is found on its predecessors.

Mazda Speed 3 front

Mazda Speed 3 front

Mazda Speed 3 side

Mazda Speed 3 side

Mazda Speed 3 rear

Mazda Speed 3 rear

Mazda Speed 3 wheel

Mazda Speed 3 wheel

Interior

The interior of Mazda 3 Speed has been updated in comparison to the rest of models coming from the manufacturer. It is unique due to the fabric trim. The door panels are covered with red and black speckled material. This is also the same with the seat bolters. It is complemented with red stitching. According to auto reviews, the look can be a bit whimsical but of course this depends based on your taste. In the cabin you can find a new gauge made of LED. It is found between the tachometer and speedometer. The foot pedals of the brakes are made of aluminum.

Mazda Speed 3 interior

Mazda Speed 3 interior

Mazda Speed 3 seats

Mazda Speed 3 seats

Mazda Speed 3 gauge

Mazda Speed 3 gauge

 

Performance Dimensions
Engine: MZR 2.3L (DISI) turbocharged 4-cylinder with VVT Length: 4,505 mm (177.4 in)
Displacement: 2261cc Width: 1,770 mm (69.7 in)
Horsepower: 263 hp @ 5500 rpm Height: 1,460 mm (57.5 in)
Max RPM: 6.700 rpm Maximum Seating: 5
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm Wheelbase: 2,640 mm (103.9 in)
Transmission: Close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission Luggage Capacity: 42.8 cu.ft.
0-60 mph: 6,2 seconds
Top Speed: 155 mph

 

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