2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

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12 reviews
Available Price Range $8,898-$17,794 Trims1 Combined MPG 21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

Our Take

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 ... 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


Our 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't a... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 12 reviews

Great Car!

by G Winthorpe Prose from Phoenix on May 1, 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 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 is currently 1 recall for this car.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





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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