(4.8) 15 reviews
MSRP: $7,691$16,703
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

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 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

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.