$18,525 - $19,475
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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.

s Touring Key Features & Specs

MSRP
$18,525 - $19,475
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
156
Seats
5

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing (VVT), balance shafts
  • Aluminum alloy engine block
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • 5-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD & manual mode
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front wheel drive
  • Front independent MacPherson strut suspension w/coil springs
  • Rear independent E-type multi-link suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P205/50VR17 all-season tires
  • T125/70D16 temporary spare tire
  • 17" x 6.5" alloy wheels
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr assist steering (EHPAS) system
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) & brake assist
  • Stainless steel exhaust-inc: manifold, main silencer, pipe, single outlet w/bright tip
  • Underhood insulator pad

Exterior Features

  • Triple-H construction
  • Body-color sport-type front/rear bumpers w/(4) integrated rear bumper reflectors
  • Side sill extensions
  • Body-color rear roof-mounted spoiler
  • Black roof molding
  • Body-color protective side moldings
  • Body-color sport-type grille insert & trim
  • Halogen headlights-inc: silver-color bezels, black housings
  • Fog lights
  • Body-color folding pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed variable-intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Fixed-intermittent rear window wiper
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color fuel door

Interior Features

  • Cloth seat trim
  • Reclining sport-type front bucket seats
  • Manual driver seat height adjustment w/adjustable lumbar support
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests
  • Center console-inc: armrest lid/covered dual storage compartment, 12V auxiliary outlet
  • Dual front cupholders w/lids
  • Rear center armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Full carpeting
  • Front/rear carpet floor mats
  • Urethane scuff plates
  • Driver foot rest
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Electroluminescent gauges-inc: red & blue nighttime illumination, white stylus
  • Instrumentation-inc: coolant temp gauge, speedometer, tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers, outside temp
  • Gauge illumination dimming control button
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • Warning lights-inc: brake system, high-beam on, turn signals on, hazard warning on, check engine, engine oil pressure, battery charge, defogger on, air bags, front seat belt pretensioner system, door ajar, low fuel, ABS, cruise control on
  • Pwr windows w/drivers 1-touch down feature
  • Driver illuminated window switch
  • Remote keyless illuminated entry w/answer back feature, panic button
  • Pwr door locks w/2-stage unlocking, central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel door, hood, trunk
  • Remote releases-inc: fuel door, hood
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player-inc: (6) speakers, automatic level control (ALC), digital clock, auxiliary audio input jack
  • Satellite radio compatible audio system (requires additional dealer-installed hardware)
  • Roof-mounted mast-type antenna
  • Roof-mounted aerodynamic short antenna
  • Air conditioning-inc: pollen filter
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger
  • Front side window demisters
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Cigarette lighter & ashtray w/illumination
  • Piano black trim-inc: instrument panel insert, center console, steering switch bezel, pwr window switch panel
  • Cloth door trim-inc: front/rear bottle holders & front door pockets
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Molded cloth headliner
  • Dual vinyl-covered visors-inc: illuminated covered vanity mirrors, ticket holders
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Parking brake w/bright release button
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Lighting-inc: front map lights, dome light, ignition keyhole
  • Delayed courtesy lights-inc: front map & dome
  • Cargo area light
  • Cargo area light w/on/off switch
  • Full cargo area trim
  • Driver side front seatback pocket
  • Driver side storage bin
  • Trunk lid opener cancel system (trunk latch type)
  • Removable rigid cargo cover
  • Cargo management system

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) & brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags (SRS)-inc: crash zone, drivers seat position, passenger weight sensors
  • Front seat mounted side-impact air bags
  • Front/rear side curtain air bags
  • Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters, height adjustable
  • 3-point seat belts for all positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Rear seat child safety seat lower anchors & upper tethers (LATCH)
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Crashable brake pedal
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Trunk entrapment release system
  • 5-mph bumpers
  • Single-type horn

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2008 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

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I love my Mazda 3- it's fun to drive and reliable too.

2008 Mazda Mazda3 s Touring

The 2008 Mazda 3 has been a very reliable vehicle. Mine has the standard 5 speed transmission. This little car has some get up and go when needed, but rides smoothly and is good on gas. Overall maintenance has been routine. Mechanical problems have been limited and well beyond expected timeframe and mileage to occur. This is a well-built, fun car. Being an older car, there are still some things I am able to fix myself which is a real money saver. For things that require a mechanic, costs are average, I think because the parts are not specialty and are fairly common... This helps a lot in terms of saving money and convenience of places having needed parts readily available.

- Stacey S

Mazda 3 best vehicle around

2008 Mazda Mazda3 s Touring

Love my Mazda. Will buy another one after this one. Love the size, interior and the way it handles. Absolutely love the gas mileage. Love that 20.00 fills my tank up. I haven't had any major problems.I have over 152000 miles on my Mazda. It is like having a luxury vehicle without the price. Leather heated seats, Bose stereo system, moonroof, power everything.

- Linda W

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