Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,244 - $12,004
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
148-263
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,244 - $12,004
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
148-263
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2010 Mazda Mazda3 If...

Fans of the previous MAZDA3, who want something that offers a new level of style and sophistication with better overall performance and handling, plus improved fuel economy, should be we...

2010 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

4.31

238 Reviews

47% 39% 13% 2% 1 star 0%

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2010 Mazda loved by family of 4!

I bought this car almost a decade ago and it is still running well! It is very reliable and has only given us two big issues over the years. First, we had some issues with the o2 sensor, which ended up being a recall issue. The dealership repaired that very quickly and there have been no problems since. The other issue had to do with the spark plugs, but it was fixed quickly and cheaply. This is one of those little surprising cars that takes care of you when to take care of it! I bought the car before having children and it is been our primary vehicle even with the two kids and their car seats. The features on the vehicle are not fancy, but I do appreciate the volume and sound system control on the steering wheel. Do not expect too much storage room in this little car! But, after all these years, many trips, and sometimes not great care, my little Mazda still runs and I love it.

- Amanda A

Make driving more fun with the Mazda 3.

I do love my 2010 Mazda 3, although nothing is perfect, I enjoy driving the Mazda. The Mazda zips effortlessly down the road smooth like it rides on rails. Mine is a 5 speed and the stock clutch is not the best by any means. It will wear out and fast. Mazda is aware of this but does nothing. After I replaced my clutch o enjoy the full potential the car offers. Great sound system and is comfortable on long drives. I live in a hot area and the ac never lets me down. Plenty of room for my dog, child, myself and husband. The seats fold down which is another added bonus. The shocks will need to be replaced but that is natural wear and tear. It's great on gas which is a relief with rising gas prices. Yup I would get another Mazda hen the time comes.

- Lena H

A fun to drive commuter car.

I haven't had it for very long but it is very fun to drive. It handles well and has no problems accelerating. Sometimes it does jump ahead quickly we you got the gas (I call it a whisky throttle) but this does not happen every time. Also there is a recall on it because of the seat adjuster so that is a downfall. I haven't gone in to get it fixed but the dealership will do it free because of the recall. . All in all it has been a great commuter car for me. It gets around 25-28 highway miles per gallon which is really nice because I commute far to work. It looks pretty sharp and sporty so it is my kind of car, and because it is a mazda it is easy to get fixed and even learn how to do certain repairs myself.

- Vanessa H

Ranked #4 Compact Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,492 - $7,953
$6,244 - $7,675

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
148 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

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
42 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.1 - 38.9 in.
38.1 - 38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.4 - 37.5 in.
37.4 - 37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.8 cu. ft.
11.8 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
17.1 ft.
17.1 ft.

Length

Length
180.7 in.
180.7 in.

Width

Width
69.1 in.
69.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2868 - 2870 .lbs
2868 - 2932 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
144 - 148 hp
144 - 148 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
13 - 17 mpg
25 - 17 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
33 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

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