Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26-28 City / 34-35 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC MPFI 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 4-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Independent MacPherson front strut suspension
  • Independent E-type multi-link rear suspension w/shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars & coil springs
  • P195/65HR15 all-season tires
  • Temporary spare tire
  • 15" x 6" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering w/variable assist
  • Pwr front ventilated/rear solid disc brakes
  • 14.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Single exhaust outlet w/bright tip
  • Underhood insulator pad

Exterior Features

  • Body-color front/rear bumpers w/(4) integrated rear bumper reflectors
  • Black roof molding
  • Body-color protective side moldings
  • Black urethane front grille insert & trim
  • Clear-lens halogen headlights w/silver-color headlight bezels
  • White-lens side turn signals
  • Dual body-color manual remote folding mirrors
  • Green tinted glass
  • Fixed intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Interior Features

  • Reclining sport-type front cloth bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Lockable 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback w/adjustable outboard head restraints
  • Center console-inc: armrest lid/covered dual storage compartment, dual cup holders w/lids
  • Full carpeting
  • Front/rear carpet floor mats
  • Urethane scuff plates
  • Driver-side foot rest
  • 3-spoke urethane tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, coolant temp gauge, tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers
  • Warning lights-inc: parking brake, high-beam, check engine, oil pressure, battery charge, defrost-on, seatbelts, airbags, door ajar, fuel
  • Headlights-on/key-in-ignition warning chimes
  • Red nighttime illuminated gauges & controls
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel door, trunk, hood
  • Rear compartment heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (4) speakers, Automatic Level Control (ALC), digital clock
  • Satellite radio-compatible audio system (requires additional dealer-installed hardware)
  • Roof-mounted antenna
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Front cigarette lighter & ashtray w/illumination
  • 12V power outlet
  • Molded cloth door trim w/front/rear bottle holders
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Molded cloth headliner
  • Center windshield sunshade
  • Dual vinyl-covered visors w/covered vanity mirrors, ticket holders
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Dual front map lights
  • Dome light
  • Cargo area light

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

Options & Packages

2005 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

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Short overview of Mazda 3 Hatch pros and cons.

2005 Mazda Mazda3 i

The 2.3 engine is notorious for running through oil very quickly, which can easily lead to a blown motor. As a carguru, I can easily say that I am happy with the car as is, and it has decent pickup. The interior is relatively comfortable for a 6-foot guy like me. The A/C isn't as strong as I would like, but my interior is also solid black and I live in the heatstroke south.

- Will P

Fun to drive. Great size.

2005 Mazda Mazda3 i

This vehicle is very fun to drive. It has a lot of get up and go. It is also great at making sharp turns and fitting into tight parking spaces, and also has a large truck. Which makes it great for taking to do shopping. The only downside is that it is not very great on gas.

- Celestine R

The Mazda 2005 runs pretty good. A full gas tank takes me up to 300 plus miles.

2005 Mazda Mazda3 i

it is good, so far, it has no problems. It is good on gas mileage. The car runs smooth. For a 2005 year car, it runs pretty nice. The car runs great and it does not have any issues. As long as one keeps it well maintain, oil change and such, it should run for many years.

- Martha I

The car is compact easy to park in tight spaces and reliable.

2005 Mazda Mazda3 i

It is a very reliable car. It currently has 196,000 miles & I just recently changed the shocks and motor mounts. My headlights have gone out several times for unknown reasons. That has probably been my main problem which is not bad considering the miles it has.

- Jenny R

Great compact car for getting around.

2005 Mazda Mazda3 i

Very reliable mechanically, I am on 130k with no issues except rear bump stops squeaking and maybe rear ball joints going bad. I just drive it from va to Toronto and back without any problems. Cheap on gas and fuel efficient, cheap to maintain as well.

- Allen H

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