2006 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Sunlight Silver
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,249 - $6,570
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
150-160
Seats
5

How 2006 Mazda Mazda3 Ranks In Its Class

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#12
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#5
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#6
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Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon i $4,249 - $5,648
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6.0 (in.) - Steel
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chevronDown icon i Touring $4,886 - $6,403
Horsepower: 150 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5, 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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chevronDown icon s Touring $4,825 - $6,326
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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check icon Sun Roof
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close icon Lane Departure Warning
chevronDown icon s Grand Touring $4,973 - $6,570
Horsepower: 160 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 6.5 (in.) - Alloy
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check icon Premium Audio
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check icon Automated Emergency Braking
close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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Owner Reviews

4.26
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12 year old, bought used. Still really amazing vehicle.

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I enjoy my hatchback. I bought it at a reasonable price. It came with hail damage on the driver side, so it was discounted. I wish it didn't have the dimples from hail, but they are fairly undetectable. It is an automatic with a manual shifting option. This comes in handy when driving up or down canyons. It gets really good gas mileage. It has been on multiple road trips because of this fact. Overall, I love my car.

Nicole N
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Great for long distance drives.

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We have had this car for 12 years and it has been very reliable. We have replaced the struts and brakes a couple times but we haven't had many other issues. The car went through several years of long distance trips, usually about 500 miles at a time. There is currently over 100, 000 miles on the car and it is still in great condition. We plan to keep it for another 2-3 years before purchasing a new car.

Dana Y
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My silver Mazda 3 is great!

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My Mazda 3 has been really good to me over these last six years. I have not needed any major car repairs. I think the shocks and struts probably need to be replaced soon, but other than that it has been a great little car. I plan on driving it until it dies. The engine is relatively quiet, the air conditioning is cold, and the speakers are have held up through all my loud music phases.

Josh H
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Compare Models & Key Features

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,249 - $5,648
$4,886 - $6,403

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 (hp)
150 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
2.0L DOHC MPFI 16
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Not Available
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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
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Not Available
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Not Available
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Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Not Available
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Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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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 - 37.4 (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

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

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
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Standard
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Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Not Available
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Standard
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P205/55HR16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 (in.)
103.9 (in.)

Turning Radius

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

Length

Length
178.3 (in.)
178.3 (in.)

Width

Width
69.1 (in.)
69.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2696 - 2760 (.lbs)
2696 - 2760 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
145 (hp)
145 (hp)

Torque

Torque
132 (ft. lbs.)
132 (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
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Standard
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Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Not Available
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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)
31 (mpg)

City

City
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
35 (mpg)
35 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Standard
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Standard

Stability Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

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
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Standard
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Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Standard
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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
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Standard
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Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags (SRS)-inc: crash zone, drivers seat position, passenger weight sensors
  • Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters
  • 3-point seat 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
  • Crashable brake pedal
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Trunk entrapment release system
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Single-type horn
  • Triple-H body construction
  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) & brake assist *
  • Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Front/rear side air curtains

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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This vehicle has no recalls.

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