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  • (4.7) 20 reviews
  • MSRP: $12,729$20,353
  • 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
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

Our Take on the 2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3

The five-seat Mazdaspeed3 is the high-performance version of the compact Mazda3. It's powered by a 263-horsepower, turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 280 pounds-feet of torque. Historically one of the best values in performance cars, the Mazdaspeed3 competes with the ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Sport suspension
  • Functional hood scoop
  • 263-hp turbocharged engine
  • Front-wheel drive

2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 Reviews Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2012 about the 2012 Mazda Mazdaspeed3. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years. Thanks to new drivetrains, the 2012 Mazda3 has fuel economy ratings as high as 40 mpg on the highway. That's a big gain over last... Read full review for the 2013 Mazda Mazda Speed 3

Consumer Reviews


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Wow, Great performance and Gas Mileage

by Car Mechanic Turned To BMW Sales from Connecticut on July 5, 2013

Well, as a former mechanic for 6 years, and now a salesman of BMW's I can 100% say im completely satisfied with this car. The performance is outstanding and the interior does not feel cheap like most ... Read Full Review

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2013 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.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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