From the 2009 New York Auto Show, Cars.com's Joe Wiesendfelder takes a look at the 2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3.
(upbeat music) Hi, Dave Thomas with cars.com and we're here at the LA Auto Show the all new 2010 Mazda3 sedan. It's Mazda's most popular model worldwide, and we're going to take a look.
The new design is really unique and there's lots of creases everywhere, big fender flares over the front wheels there, a new wild front end and grill. And these biasing on headlamps on the top trim levels are really unique in this class. The back of the three is all new too, foam remains the same as just two trim levels. The I and the S, the base I comes with a 148 horsepower, four cylinder. The S comes with 168 horsepower, four cylinder. They both get slightly better mileage than before, but they don't top the Corolla or Civic in terms of gas mileage. Another big fix Mazda has made is to the navigation screen. It's now integrated into the center of the dashboard before it used to be a pop-up system. It was really clunky and old. This one's high-tech state of the art and we like it. I may look cramped back here, but that's mainly because there's these huge lights set up for the stage show. So we're kind of cramped, but I can tell already that my knees, a little close to the front seat, where I had it as a driver, which was comfortable for me, but it's roomy enough for a contact sedan, just not as spacious as something like the Civic. At an auto show, you only get to see the outside and inside of a new car. You don't get to drive it. And we don't know the price. Those are two pretty big factors when deciding on a new car, but we like what we see so far. <v Narrator>For additional information on this car or any other go to cars.com and our blog Kicking Tires.