2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

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Available Price Range $4,264-$14,076 Trims2 Combined MPG 24 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

Our Take

Mazda added a high-performance model to its compact Mazda3 range with the introduction of the Mazda3 MPS at the 2006 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The Mazda3 MPS features a turbocharged four-cy... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No all-wheel drive

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged engine
  • Stiffened suspension
  • High-mounted spoiler on liftgate
  • Estimated 247 hp


Our Expert Reviews

The base price of the regular Mazda3 is $14,490. So why is this Mazda3 test car worth $10,000 more?It's because this is the Mazdaspeed3, with a 263 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and a six-speed manual transmission, and a lot of other features you seldom find on an economy car. And not only is the list price almost $25,000 -- which makes "economy car" seem pretty irrelevant ... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.9 out of 5

Based on 19 reviews

Performance bargain of the decade!

by Performance Driving Enthusiast from Calgary, AB, Canada on May 22, 2008

I just bought an '08 model Speed 3, and it is a truly fabulous car! As a performance enthusiast, I have owned a few cars and driven quite a few more, and this is honestly one of the nicest cars I have... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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