Mazda MazdaSpeed3

2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

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  • (4.7) 23 reviews
  • MSRP: $7,410$15,406
  • 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
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

Our Take on the 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

Coming in summer 2009, the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 is the performance version of the compact Mazda3, which was also redesigned for the 2010 model year. While the turbocharged engine is unchanged from the previous generation, the car looks dramatically different, outside and in. Historically one of the b... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Controversial styling
  • No all-wheel drive
  • Gas mileage
  • Moonroof not offered

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2010
  • Retuned suspension
  • Revised six-speed manual
  • Functional hood scoop
  • 263-hp turbocharged engine carries over
  • Front-wheel drive

2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Reviews Expert Reviews

The 2010 Mazdaspeed3 appears to be a viable family car since it comes with a backseat, but this compact hatchback should come with a disclaimer: must be at least 42 inches tall and 55 pounds to ride in this ride. This compact car works well for families with older kids who are out of bulky , rear-facing child-safety seats. Driving the Speed3 felt like taming a wild beast, which isn'... Read full review for the 2010 Mazda Mazda Speed 3

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Consumer Reviews


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Great Car!

by G Winthorpe Prose from Phoenix on April 30, 2010

2010 MazdaSpeed3 is redesigned to look a little more updated and flowing. Stark physical improvements in the interior are new as well. Engine remains very powerful with a little longer legs for the ge... Read Full Review

1 Trim Levels Available

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2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Safety Ratings

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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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 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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