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One of the quickest front-wheel-drive vehicles in the U.S., the MAZDASPEED3 shares the same engine as the MAZDASPEED6 and CX-7, with 0 to 60 mph time under 6 seconds and an electronically limited top speed of 155 mph. The car has lots of power and even more torque, great handling, superb brakes, a tight six-speed gearbox with tasty short throws, good ride and comfort levels, and for a front-wheel-drive hatchback, accelerates and corners better than anything in its class.



Standard Engine:

$22,340 - $24,055

2.3-liter, I4, 263-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard.

Average Consumer Rating: 5 stars
Expert Rating: 4.25 stars

2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Review - Mazda Go Zoom-Zoom
Rating: 4.25 stars
by Gary Chan

"Boy does this car zoom. Mash the throttle, get the revs over 3500 rpm, and you’re in the power band. Keep it above 3500 and you’ll be grinning from ear-to-ear."

2008 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Video Review
Rating: 4.25 stars
by Kurt Gensheimer

Watch the video review as Kurt sums up the character of this fun hatch and cranks up the boost along the way.

Mazdaspeed3 key 2008 Mazda Mazdaspeed3 Preview
Rating: 4.5 stars
by Francis Cebedo

Francis grabs the keys to the Mazdaspeed3 before Gary can say "zoom-zoom with a vroom." A full review by Gary is forthcoming, but Francis came back with a huge grin and a few words about the performance of this fast hatchback.


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