NEW FOR 2010:

– All-new model

For 2010, the Mazda3 has been redesigned into its second generation, with more standard or optional features, a new 2.5-litre engine with six-speed manual transmission that replaces the previous 2.3-litre, and available electronic stability control.

The Mazda3 comes as a four-door sedan or four-door hatchback, called the Sport. The Mazdaspeed3 comes only as a four-door hatchback. Engine choices in the sedan are a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with five-speed manual or optional five-speed automatic with manual shift mode in the GX and GS trim lines, while the GT uses a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder with six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with manual shift mode, a powerplant first introduced in the 2009 Mazda6. In the Sport, the 2.0-litre is used in the GX, while the 2.5-litre comes in the GS and GT. The Mazdaspeed3 uses a turbocharged 2.3-litre direct injection engine with six-speed manual transmission.

Features on the GX sedan include 16-inch steel wheels, power mirrors, variable intermittent windshield wipers, exterior temperature gauge, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power locks, power windows with auto-down driver’s side, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, illuminated entry, vanity mirrors, mechanical driver’s height adjustment, cloth seats, floor mats, centre console box with lid, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, and front active head restraints. Air conditioning can be added as an option.

The GS sedan adds 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, anti-theft alarm, automatic headlamps, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated mirrors, keyless entry, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, cruise control, console box with sliding lid, silver instrument panel trim, and Bluetooth connectivity. A Comfort Package of electronic stability control, traction control and power sunroof can be added.

The GT sedan adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, stability and traction control, sporty bumpers, rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlamps with manual levelling, LED taillights, fog lights, mirrors with integrated turn signals, multi-information display, six-CD/MP3 stereo, heated sport cloth adjustable seats, illuminated glove box and vanity mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and black-out meter set. Available options include a power sunroof, a Luxury Package of leather seats with power driver’s seat, memory, and soft-feel leather-like sliding console lid, and a GT-E package of navigation, Sirius satellite radio, Bose audio system, ten speakers, automatic headlamp levelling, intelligent key and pushbutton start.

Features on the GX Sport include 16-inch steel wheels, anti-theft alarm, variable intermittent wipers, intermittent rear wiper, mud flaps, roof spoiler, power locks with keyless entry, power windows with driver’s one-touch down, cloth seats, manual driver’s height adjuster, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, floor mats, centre console box with lid, power mirrors, map lights, exterior temperature gauge, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, and CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input. Air conditioning can be added as an option.

The GS Sport adds 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, sporty bumpers, side sills, automatic headlamps, fog lamps, rain-sensing front wipers, heated mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity, auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, and wheel-mounted audio controls. It can be optioned with a Comfort Package of electronic stability control, traction control and power sunroof.

The GT Sport adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, electronic stability control, traction control, sliding console box lid, bi-xenon headlamps with manual levelling, LED taillights, mirrors with integrated turn signals, multi-information display, six-CD/MP3 stereo, heated cloth sport seats, illuminated glove box and vanity mirrors, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and black-out meter set. Available options include a power sunroof, a Luxury Package of leather seats with power driver’s seat, memory, and soft-feel leather-like sliding console lid, and a GT-E package of navigation, Sirius satellite radio, Bose audio system, ten speakers, automatic headlamp levelling, intelligent key and pushbutton start.

The Mazdaspeed3 adds the turbocharged 2.3-litre engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, speed-sensitive steering assist, unique grille and body kit, unique rear spoiler, half-leather sport bucket seats, alloy pedals, black-leather wrapped steering wheel with red stitching, and tri-mode electroluminescent gauges.

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