Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,284 - $6,304
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
150-160
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,284 - $6,304
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
26 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
150-160
Seats
5

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

4.26

108 Reviews

48% 34% 15% 1% 2%

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I am still in love with my Mazda 3.

My Mazda 3 is a reliable car. It is 12 years old and still handles beautifully. I have not had any major issues with the vehicle. The biggest problem I have encountered is due to the aluminum rims. They tend to bend easily when you hit an unexpected pothole. Once bent, the tire then tends to leak air and you are either constantly filling the affected tire or having to buy a new rim to replace it, which can be quite costly. Otherwise, nothing more then regular maintenance has been required from my beautiful red baby.

- Connie G

Mazda makes very reliable cars that are easy to maintain.

This is the 4th Mazda I've owned in the last 24 yrs. They are great cars. They are reasonably priced cars. With limited maintenance you can easily drive them for years, as I have. I also like the fact that this company still makes & sells cars with manual transmissions. I do not like the automatics. I am still dreaming of buying a Miata before i die but it may not work out in my retirement budget even though Mazda has several versions of the Miata that are very reasonably priced.

- Keith N

Comfortable and reliable car and easy to maintain.

The car is luxurious and it runs well. It does not have any problems so far with anything. It is a four door car and I gave an automatic. The only issue so far I am dealing with is the gas mileage it runs per gallon. Wish it become more efficient. Comfortable wise it is so comfortable with leather seats and sunroof etc. Sound system is pretty cool too. Power shutters. Full option car. Drives fast and easy handling and smooth. 5 gear speed.

- Marlon M

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,284 - $4,497
$4,421 - $5,694

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

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.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

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.
178.3 in.

Width

Width
69.1 in.
69.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2696 - 2760 .lbs
2696 - 2760 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
145 - 150 hp
145 - 150 hp

Torque

Torque
132 - 135 ft. lbs.
132 - 135 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

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
27 - 35 mpg

City

City
26 - 28 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
34 - 35 mpg
34 - 35 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

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
Not Tested

*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