Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,759 - $5,243
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
148-160
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,759 - $5,243
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
148-160
Seats
5

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

2005 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

4.07

61 Reviews

33% 46% 16% 5% 1 star 0%

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2005 dark gray Mazda 3. Runs great and is very dependable.

I bought my 2005 Mazda 3 in march of this year. It's dark grey with minor dings and dents. There are no major problems with it and it runs excellent. The interior is black but needs work. The power locks and windows also need to redone. I have kept up oil changes and tune ups to keep it in great condition for my children and I. One of the windows got busted out about two months ago and needs to be replaced. I drive this car everyday with no issues. It takes twenty three dollars to fill up. It's very reliable. I've driven to Austin, TX for my son's doctor appointments, I've driven to Dallas, TX as well with no breakdowns. The tires have all been replaced twice since I have had it and they are all under warranty. I would love a newer car but for now I am pleased with performance, dependability and just overall good that my car has done for me.

- Dawn K

Mazda 3 is a great a great vehicle for a small family.

The car ran smoothly for many years. Recently the windows get stuck and have slid off track. Also the lock on the drYer door handle was jammed and I had to take the door apart and create a zip tie contraption to create a pull system. I love the interior and fabric on my seats (black with red dots). The dual cup holder that pulls out in the back seat is great for my kids. However now that I have 3 children, 2 in car seats and one in a booster seat, there's not much room in the back seat for diaper bags and with a double stroller in the trunk that barely fits there's no room for groceries so we will have to get a larger vehicle soon.

- Emma V

2005 Mazda 3i, all around good idea at an affordable price!

Overall I couldn't be happier with my Mazda 3. It is a 5 speed manual so it's fun to drive. It gets really decent mpg. (28-38) I have had only a few issues with the car. 1. The multifunction switch is notorious for going out in these cars. It's a relatively cheap and easy fix though. 2. These cars had a recalled part that pretty well every one has had trouble with. The connection port female side of the wire that gets power to the starter gets corroded and breaks. It's really not bad to fix still. Overall I would give the car a 4 1/2 star rating. Performs well and is comfortable to drive for any distance.

- Kenneth B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,759 - $4,910
$3,954 - $5,173

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
160 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

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.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

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 Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

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
27 - 35 mpg
25 - 31 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 35 mpg
29 - 32 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety