NEW FOR 2011:

– Electronic stability and traction control standard on all models
– GX adds standard 16-inch alloy wheels, and available Comfort Package; deletes standard power door locks
– GS adds stand-alone optional sunroof, available Luxury Package; available Comfort Package discontinued
– GS and GX delete side-mounted turn signals
– GT adds standard sunroof, leather upholstery, eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, illuminated vanity mirrors, leather-like console lid, leather-wrapped shifter knob and vinyl side door trim; deletes integrated turn signals in the mirrors
– Mazdaspeed3 adds new Technology Package; deletes memory seat function

For 2011, the Mazda3 undergoes numerous trim changes. Electronic stability control and traction control are added as standard equipment to the GX and GS trim, so that all models now include these features.

The base GX adds an available Comfort Package, which adds air conditioning, power door locks and keyless entry, and anti-theft alarm system; the GS now has an available Luxury Package of heated leather seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-like console lid, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter knob, and vinyl side door trim. The Mazdaspeed3 adds a new Technology Package, consisting of adaptive headlights, ten-speaker, six-CD Bose premium audio system, Sirius satellite radio, Intelligent Key system with pushbutton ignition, navigation system, and power driver’s seat.

The Mazda3 comes as a four-door sedan or four-door hatchback, called the Sport. The Mazdaspeed3 comes only as a four-door hatchback.

The Mazda3 uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with five-speed manual transmission or optional five-speed automatic, or a 2.5-litre four-cylinder with six-speed manual or five-speed automatic. The 2.0-litre is used in the GX and GS sedan, and the GX Sport, while the 2.5-litre is used in the GT sedan, and in the GS and GT Sport. The Mazdaspeed3 uses a turbocharged, direct-injection 2.3-litre engine with six-speed manual transmission.

Features on the GX sedan include 16-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, exterior temperature gauge, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, floor mats, illuminated glovebox, and CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input.

The GS sedan adds air conditioning, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, power door locks with keyless entry, rear centre armrest, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, two tweeter speakers, and anti-theft alarm system.

The GT sedan adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, sport-style bumpers, rear spoiler, fog lights, LED taillights, bi-xenon headlamps with manual levelling, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, overhead console with sunglasses storage, power sunroof, heated leather seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, and six-CD/MP3 stereo.

Features on the GX Sport include 16-inch alloy wheels, power mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, rear wiper/washer, roof spoiler, exterior temperature gauge, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, power locks with keyless entry, auto-down driver’s window, map lights, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, floor mats, illuminated glovebox, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, and anti-theft alarm.

The GS Sport adds air conditioning, sport-style bumpers, side sill extensions, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, sport-style roof spoiler, automatic headlights, fog lights, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, rear centre armrest, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and two tweeter speakers.

The GT Sport adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, bi-xenon headlamps with auto-levelling, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, overhead console with sunglasses storage, power sunroof, heated leather seats, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, trip computer, and six-CD/MP3 stereo.

The Mazdaspeed3 adds 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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