2005 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Rally White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,660 - $5,528
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
148-160
Seats
5

How 2005 Mazda Mazda3 Ranks In Its Class

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#11
  By Price
Ranks  
#5
  By Experts
Ranks  
#5
  By MPG

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

i $4,022 - $5,409
Horsepower: 148 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6, 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 $4,151 - $5,528
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
Special Edition $3,660 - $5,053
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 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

4.07
1 star
0%

The Mazda three is a fun car.

The engine can get a bit jumpy if it has not been driven in a few days. However it accelerates smoothly and is a reliable vehicle. The standard maintenance is easy, the oil filter is super easy to access and the tires are as easy as any other. It is a rather tiny car despite this fact however it feels rather roomy the hatchback style is a big plus for me because I can pack whatever I need whenever I need to get somewhere.

Andrew K
Helpful

Small. Spacious for its size. Gas saver!

I love everything about my Mazda. Not only is it a nice car inside and out.. it is a GREAT gas saver. The back seats are wonderful if you have children as it has places to tether the car seats down. The trunk is also decently sized. Haven't had any issues yet! Great car! Only thing I don't like is there is no USB port or cassette player for a tape Bluetooth(to play music in the car of your own)

Ashley L
Helpful

It runs great and does not require a lot of maintenance, which is great.

It runs good but makes a constant knocking noise in the engine on the freeway. When I brought the car it looked new, but the paint job quickly turned to rust, so I do not care for that. I like the fact that is its roomy for me and my kids. I am a short women so when I first started driving it the car was to high up front for me, so I need to sit on pillows, so short people beware.

April S
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,022 - $5,409
$4,151 - $5,528

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

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

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 Nov 22, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 22, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V559000
Summary:
ON TWO PASSENGER VEHICLES, A CRACK IN THE SOLDER CONNECTION ATTACHING THE ACCELERATION SENSOR IN THE SAS UNIT MADE CONTACT WITH THE BASE PLATE, DAMAGING THE SOLDER CONNECTION.
Consequence:
THE AIRBAG MAY NOT DEPLOY WHEN THE VEHICLE IS INVOLVED IN A FRONTAL CRASH AND IT CAN CAUSE SERIOUS INJURIES.
Remedy:
DEALERS REPAIRED THESE VEHICLES. THE TWO VEHICLE OWNERS WERE CONTACTED BY TELEPHONE ON NOVEMBER 22, 2004, AND THESE VEHICLES HAVE BEEN REPAIRED.

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