Mazda MazdaSpeed3

2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

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  • (4.9) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $5,435$15,311
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 263-hp, 2.3-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

Our Take on the 2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

The Mazdaspeed3 is Mazda's pocket rocket. The Mazdaspeed3 features a high-output turbocharged inline-four, a stiffened suspension setup, and unique exterior and interior styling cues. The Mazdaspeed3 is only available as a five-door hatchback. Its trim levels include Sport and Grand Touring ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • No all-wheel drive
  • Loud exhaust even when cruising
  • Ancient navigation system

Notable Features

  • 263-hp turbocharged engine
  • Stiffened suspension
  • Six-speed manual

2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Reviews

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 9 reviews

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A Lot of Car for the Money

by Audifan from NH on March 8, 2010

My son asked me to find him a car so that he has one when he returns to the US. He gave me four options - WRX, GTI, A3 and Speed3. I have had cars from all four manufacturers but am an Audi fan at hea... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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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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