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2013 Mazda Mazda3

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2013 i SV 4dr Sedan
most popular
Price:   -  From $16,700
2013 i Sport 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $18,375
2013 i Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $19,500
2013 i Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $20,000
2013 i Grand Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $22,800
2013 i Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $23,300
2013 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan Price:   -  From $24,350
2013 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback Price:   -  From $24,850


When the Mazda Protege finally wore out its welcome in 2004, Mazda introduced an all-new lineup in its place: the Mazda3. The Mazda3 not only added the extra functionality of a wagon to the mix, but also gave the Japanese automaker a base model that had the extra design flair to draw in younger buyers.

As the Mazda3 enters the 2013 model year, it is largely a carryover from the previous year, but there are some minor revisions to the driveline. The base trim level carries the same old 2.0-liter engine from the 2012 model year, but the big change is the addition of the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine to the i Sport trim level. Short of that change, everything else in the 2013 model year remains the same as the 2012 edition.

For the 2013 model year, the Mazda3 comes in a whopping eight trim levels: i SV 4-Door, i Sport 4-Door, i Touring 4-Door, i Grand Touring 4-Door, s Grand Touring 4-Door, i Touring 5-Door, i Grand Touring 5-Door, s Grand Touring 5-Door. The biggest reason for all of the trim levels is the fact that the 2013 Mazda3 comes in two body styles – sedan and hatchback – and each body style has its own list of trim levels and standard features. The base i SV 4-Door trim level is a bare-bone sedan with a few little goodies here and there, but nothing too overwhelming. The i Sport 4-Door adds in some of the creature comforts that most buyers expect to see in this day and age. Moving into the i Touring trim level, you have a choice of the sedan or hatchback models, and they include an array of premium features, like alloy wheels, Bluetooth connectivity and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. The i Grand Touring also has the sedan or hatchback option and it builds upon the i Touring package with luxury features like leather seating and navigation. Finally you have the s Grand Touring, which is again available in sedan or hatchback and offers a higher-performance engine and sport seats.

In terms of competition, the compact sedan and five-door hatchback market is pretty well covered. A good place to start your alternative shopping is the 2013 Ford Focus, which comes in either a sedan or hatchback and comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, a 2.0-liter engine with 160 horsepower, five-speed manual transmission, and 28 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Next up is the 2013 Hyundai Elantra, which is available as a sedan, coupe or hatchback and comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, a 1.8-liter engine with 148 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, and gets 29 mpg city and 40 mpg highway. Finally, you have the 2013 Subaru Impreza, which comes as a sedan or hatchback and comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, 2.0-liter engine with 148 horsepower, a five-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, and gets 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 148 HP / 135 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
25 / 33 / 29 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
2.0L I-4 / 148 HP / 135 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
25 / 33 / 29 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
14.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
11.8 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
94 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
180.9 "
Exterior Width
69.1 "
Exterior Height
57.9 "
Front Headroom
38.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.5 "
Front Legroom
42.0 "
Rear Legroom
36.2 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.9 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,866 Lbs. / 2,929 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.1 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Steel
Clearcoat Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Sirius Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles

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