2004 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Rally White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,500 - $4,957
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
148-160
Seats
5

How 2004 Mazda Mazda3 Ranks In Its Class

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#11
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#9
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#5
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Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

i $3,500 - $4,869
Horsepower: 148 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15, 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
s $3,616 - $4,957
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6, 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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1 star
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Great first car. It's a little beat up but with a through mechanical check up, it can run for 100k more miles. Nothing fancy but definitely will get you where you want to go. The mazda3 is a sturdy little car!

It is fine but it's older and has some mechanical problems that are hard to diagnose. I also moved to a place with a harsher winter and I'm not sure I trust it in the snow and ice as it has never been tested. However it is a sturdy car that has held up to all of the miles I've put on it (about 60k) and it's gotten me from point a to point b. But I would like to get a newer "used" car that is more suited to my new location and lifestyle. My vehicle is very much a great college car not adult, commuter car.

Leah C
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It's great for a non American vehicle very reliable.

It's a good reliable car and has been steady going even though it should of went out already. It has a good clutch and its comfortable does good in bad weather its a foreign car so the features are great but it's a rare year so it's hard to find parts that need to be fixed for repair but has been easily repaired no big issues yet wrong with it even though has a lot of miles on it.

Honestly S
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My favorite thing about my car is it has a worldwide known name as zoom zoom.

I love my car! Its little and moves fast but I can also fit anything in it! Seats are comfy and it's easy to drive. Inside isn't complicated to work. The only thing is when the ac is on it doesn't pick up very fast. Sometimes it stalls if I've been in park for a long time. The sound system is great.

Tori A
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,500 - $4,869
$3,616 - $4,957

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 (hp)
160 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
2.3L DOHC MPFI 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 (in.)
41.9 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 - 39.1 (in.)
38.1 - 39.1 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.3 (in.)
36.3 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37 - 37.4 (in.)
37 - 38.4 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.4 (cu. ft.)
11.4 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 (in.)
103.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.1 (ft.)
34.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
178.3 (in.)
176.6 - 178.7 (in.)

Width

Width
69.1 (in.)
69.1 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2696 - 2738 (.lbs)
2762 - 2857 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 (hp)
160 (hp)

Torque

Torque
135 (ft. lbs.)
150 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
31 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

City

City
27 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
35 (mpg)
31 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbag Supplemental Restraint System (SRS)
  • Adjustable front safety-belt anchors
  • Front safety-belt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • 3-point safety belts for all positions w/driver/front passenger height adjustment
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child safety-seat lower anchors & upper tethers (LATCH)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Trunk entrapment release system
  • 5 MPH bumpers
  • Triple H steel reinforced body construction

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Air Bags > Frontal > Sensor/control Module Sep 23, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 23, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V468000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, A CRACK IN THE AIR BAG CRASH ZONE SENSOR HOUSING CAN ALLOW WATER TO ENTER THE SENSOR, CAUSING A SHORT CIRCUIT AND ILLUMINATING THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT.
Consequence:
IF THIS PROBLEM EXISTS, THE AIR WILL NOT DEPLOY AS DESIGNED IN CERTAIN TYPES OF FRONTAL CRASHES, INCREASING THE RISK OF DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY TO THE DRIVER AND FRONT SEAT PASSENGER.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CRASH ZONE SENSOR AND REPLACE IT, IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 28, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT MAZDA AT 1-800-222-5500.

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