2007 Mazda Mazda3

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Key Specs

of the 2007 Mazda Mazda3. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    29-31 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    148-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    5-speed manual w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Stylish appearance (especially the hatchback)
  • Steering and handling
  • Driving ease
  • Front occupant space

The Bad

  • Instrument readability
  • Backseat space
  • Engine noise on hard acceleration
  • Seat comfort

Notable Features of the 2007 Mazda Mazda3

  • 2.0- or 2.3-liter four-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • Sedan or hatchback
  • Sporty Mazda styling and personality
  • Standard auxiliary audio input
  • Standard 12-volt power outlets

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.1)
Reliability
(4.4)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Latest Reviews

(4.0)

Perfect car for the money.

by Mazda712 from Parlin, NJ on June 11, 2018

This was my first car and was reliable the entire time that I had it only with minor repairs and maintenance. Great for anyone looking for a reliable sporty car to have some fun in. Read full review

(4.0)

Great car

by Adam on April 14, 2018

Fun to drive, great on gas mileage, good amount of interior room, cheap to maintain. Great beginner car. I would highly recommend this car to a friend. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2007 Mazda Mazda3 currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2007 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
poor
Driver Head and Neck
poor
Driver Pelvis/Leg
marginal
Driver Torso
poor
Overall Side
poor
Rear Passenger Head Protection
marginal
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
acceptable
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Mazda3 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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