2010 Mazda 3 vs MazdaSpeed 3 - Comparison

2010 MazdaSpeed3

Base price (with destination): $23,945
Price as tested: $25,840

Standard Equipment:
Turbocharged 4-cylinder engine
6-speed manual transmission
Torque sensing conical limited slip differential
Front-wheel drive
18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
DSC & TCS
Independent front/rear suspension

Options on this vehicle:
MazdaSpeed Tech Package - $1,895
-242-Watt Bose surround-sound with 10 speakers
-In-Dash 6-disc changer
-Full color mid with compact navigation
-Sirius satellite radio
-Advanced keyless system with push-button start
-Perimeter alarm

Key options not on vehicle:
None

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
18 / 25 / 21 mpg

Engine:
Size: 2.3L Turbocharged, intercooled I-4
Horsepower: 263 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

Redline: 6700 rpm
Fuel cut-off: 7100 rpm

Drive: Front-wheel

Transmission: 6-speed manual

Weight:
Curb weight: 3263 lbs
Distribution (percent front/rear): 62/38

Wheels/tires:
Type: Dunlop SP Sport 2050
Size: 255/40 YR-18

Competitors: Volkswagen GTI, Honda Civic Si, Hyundai Genesis 2.0T, Mitsubishi EVO

Acceleration
0-60 mph: 6.3 seconds
0-100 mph: 15.0 seconds
0-110 mph: 18.3 seconds
0-120 mph: 22.2 seconds
0-130 mph: 28.1 seconds
0-140 mph: 31.5 seconds
0-150 mph: 49.4 seconds

1/4 mile: 14.9 seconds @ 99 mph
30-70 mph passing: 6.2 seconds
Peak g: 0.50

Speed in Gears
1st: 34 mph
2nd: 58 mph
3rd: 81 mph
4th: 108 mph
5th: 140 mph
6th: 151 mph

Braking
70-0 mph: 170 ft
Peak g: 1.04

Cornering
L: 0.95 g
R: 0.95 g

2010 Mazda3 s Sport 5-Door

Base price (with destination): $19,900
Price as tested: $22,570

Overview
Body Style: 4-door hatchback
Accommodation: 5-passenger
Construction: Steel unibody

Powertrain
Engine
2.5-liter I-4
167 hp @ 6000 rpm
168 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Drive: front-wheel
Fuel economy: 21 / 29 / 24 mpg (city/hwy/combined)

Redline: 6200 rpm
Fuel cut-off: 6500 rpm

Chassis
Steering: Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Turns lock-to-lock: 2.9
Turning Circle: 35.8 ft
Suspension, Front: Strut-type, coil springs
Suspension, Rear: Multilink, coil springs
Brakes F/R: Vented disc/disc, ABS
Wheels: 17 x 6.5 in
Tires: Yokohama Avid S34
Tire Size: 205/50VR-17

Measurements
Headroom F/R: 38.1/37.4 in
Legroom F/R: 42.0/36.2 in
Shoulder Room F/R: 54.9/54.0 in
Wheelbase: 103.9 in
Track F/R: 60.2/59.6 in
L x W x H: 177.4 x 69.1 x 57.9 in
Cargo Capacity: 17.0 cu ft
Curb Weight: 3056 lbs
Weight Dist. F/R: 60.1/39.9%
Fuel Capacity: 15.9 gal
Est. Range: 382 miles
Fuel Grade: 87 octane

Standard Equipment
ABS
Front, side, and side curtain airbags
Push-button ignition with intelligent key
Power windows, locks, and mirrors
Bluetooth
Auxiliary audio input
Tire-pressure monitoring system

Options
Moonroof/Bose Package $1395
-242 watt Bose Centerpoint 10-speaker surround sound
-Moonroof with one-touch open
-In-dash 6-disc CD changer
Technology Package $1195
-Color display with compact nav-screen
-Advanced keyless system with push-button start
-Sirius satellite radio with 6-month subscription

Acceleration
0-60 mph: 8.1 seconds
0-100 mph: 21.6 seconds
0-110 mph: 28.6 seconds

1/4 mile: 16.1 seconds @ 88 mph
30-70 mph passing: 8.9 seconds
Peak g: 0.50

Speed in Gears
1st: 32 mph

2nd: 53 mph
3rd: 79 mph
4th: 106 mph
5th: 118 mph
6th: 100 mph

Braking
70-0 mph: 170 ft
Peak g: 1.01

Cornering
L: 0.89 g
R: 0.89 g

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