i SV
$5,936 - $7,291
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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i SV Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,936 - $7,291
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY

Mechanical Features

  • 2.0L DOHC EFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing (VVT)
  • Aluminum alloy engine block
  • Black urethane engine cover
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Distributor-less ignition
  • 100-amp alternator
  • Front independent MacPherson strut suspension w/coil springs
  • Rear independent multi-link suspension w/coil springs
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Electro-hydraulic pwr assist steering (EHPAS) system
  • Variable pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes
  • Stainless steel exhaust -inc: manifold, main silencer, pipe, single outlet
  • Underhood insulator pad

Exterior Features

  • 16" x 6.5" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P205/55HR16 all-season tires
  • T115/70D15 temporary spare tire
  • Triple-H construction
  • Body-color front/rear bumpers
  • Black roof molding
  • Black urethane grille insert w/ chrome accent
  • Halogen headlights
  • Multi-reflector taillights
  • Body-color manual-folding pwr mirrors
  • 2-speed variable-intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color fuel door

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (4) speakers, automatic level control (ALC), digital clock, aux audio input jack
  • Satellite radio prewire *Requires additional dealer-installed hardware*
  • Integrated rear window antenna

Interior Features

  • Cloth seat trim
  • Reclining front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat
  • Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests
  • Center console w/covered storage compartments
  • (2) 12-volt pwr outlets
  • Dual front cupholders w/lids
  • Full carpeting
  • Front/rear carpet floor mats
  • Driver foot rest
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • 3-spoke urethane steering wheel w/audio controls
  • Black gauges w/white lettering & red nighttime illumination
  • Gauges & controls illumination w/dial-type dimming control
  • Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, (2) resettable trip odometers
  • Monochrome multi-info display (MID) -inc: driver info system w/outside temp display, trip computer, maintenance reminder, audio info
  • Warning lamps -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 system, cruise control on, tire pressure monitoring system
  • Pwr windows w/driver side 1-touch down feature
  • Remote releases -inc: fuel door, hood, trunk
  • Engine immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Rear heater ducts
  • Rear window defogger
  • Front side window demisters
  • Illuminated glove box
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Silver center console panel
  • Black steering wheel switch bezel
  • Black driver & passenger side decoration panels & door handles
  • Cloth door trim w/front/rear bottle holders, front storage pockets
  • Gray molded cloth headliner
  • Dual vinyl-covered visors -inc: covered vanity mirrors
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • Black urethane shift knob
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Lighting -inc: front map lights, dome light, ignition keyhole
  • Cargo area light
  • Full cargo area trim
  • Passenger side seatback pocket
  • Driver side storage bin
  • Trunk lid opener cancel system (trunk latch type)

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD) & brake assist
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags (SRS) -inc: crash zone, drivers seat position, passenger weight sensors
  • Front seat mounted driver/front passenger side-impact air bags (SRS)
  • 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)
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Crashable brake pedal
  • Whiplash-reducing active front headrests
  • Trunk entrapment release system
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2010 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

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Bang for Your Buck: The Reliable Mazda

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

This is an overall great and affordable vehicle. Having owned it for one year, I have had no major issues or complaints. The only issue so far was that the tire pressure system malfunctioned and had to be fixed, but it was not a hassle to have this done. The car is comfortable and does offer a somewhat decent amount of legroom in the front seats. The back seats do lack in the leg room department, but not majorly. The radio and surrounding console are intuitive and easy to use, and have not presented any real challenges. Having some of the console controls on the steering wheel is extremely helpful, especially when someone calls you on the phone. The Bluetooth feature has been great other than the phone volume. When listening to music, the volume is fine. For receiving/making phone calls however, the volume is extremely quiet and will need to be turned up. This does make the 'hangup' noise quite loud and jarring. The gas mileage is about average. I usually get 25/MPG in the city and around 33/MPG on highways. Nothing crazy efficient, but not horrible either. In general the car is definitely reliable and will keep everyone and everything safe.

- Lauren S


2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

I absolutely love my Mazda. I've had to replace some major parts as is common with any vehicle with 200,000+ miles but I found that parts for my make and model are very reasonably priced. I love that my Mazda came stock with a Bose stereo system! It combines the convenience of power lock doors, electric windows & a sunroof with the basic stock manual transmission. The only thing I would change about my car is It like to have more trunk space and the back seat could use some more leg room. Otherwise I love my Mazda.

- Jessica B

Why I recommend the Mazda 3 Hatchback

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

I've had this car since 2010. It's a super reliable vehicle. I haven't had to have any major repairs done just general maintenance, oil changes, tires etc. She hugs the road and a really fun car to drive. Response is quick from a full stop ( traffic lights and such). My car handles the road very well, however I think my biggest concern is when the air conditioner is running, she does 'bog down'. Overall I would highly recommend this vehicle if you want an inexpensive, fun runaround car.

- Lorraine P

Mazda 3 - Well worth it the money!

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

I love the numerous features in my Mazda 3 including but not limited to the Bluetooth, hands free calling features, and cruise control. I will say that the seats could be more comfortable and the gas mileage is a bit lower than I expected. I average between 25 and 26 mph in town and 28-30 highway which of course is still very good. I just expected it to be a bit higher considering the size of the car.

- Megan C

Mazda 3 settings upon buying a car!

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

Not had any true problems with this car as of yet. The dash board and seat had a warranty default on it. I was also offered special 'settings' for the car but never understood what the 'settings' were about and now apparently they would have been great features to have, unfortunately they charge for them. So be aware and know optional settings that have to be turned on when you purchase the car.

- Brandy D

Mazda 3-A fantastic car that just needs basic maintenance to last

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

I absolutely love my Mazda 3. I was 19 when I bought it, and now ten years later it still runs just as well as the day I bought it. I've only had to do routine maintenance (oil changes, brake pads, new tires) and I've had no problems. It is a fantastic car. The only issue I have is that the backseat is a little small, so if I ever had a baby I would have to get a larger vehicle.

- Lindsay B

Love the space in my car. Surprisingly roomy while being small in appearance.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

Low maintenance, decent mileage. Compact but can still fit 5 average sized people comfortably. Lots of trunk space. Even most affordable option still has automatic features along with steering wheel commands for hands free listening and control of radio systems. Only gripe is that the brake system post accident is never the same, even after minor collision.

- Andrea D

Mazda Sedan great vehicle

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

This car is very simple and sleek. I have had no issues with my vehicle since purchasing other than regular maintenance. There is a recall on my vehicle about the seat but have had no issues driving it. Very smooth riding vehicle and drives great. Fast too which was a little surprising for me at first. Overall I absolutely love this car.

- Ashley D

Amazing reliability with comfort to boot!

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

I have had no major problems with my car and love the reliability! It's size is perfect for me with plenty of trunk space! It has hands free Bluetooth that works for phone calls or Playing music. Interior is comfortable. One issue is the dash has a recall where it softened and is sticky.

- Holly R

It is a good car to own, goes well with gas mileage. Can be easy to drive.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

My car does not have cruise control, or lock buttons in my car. The transmission has already gone out. The doors to not lock automatically. Speakers are a weak brand. Not much room in the back seat. The car is not made for taller people. Will need after market lights.

- Whisper C

It is a good college student or commuter vehicle.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

Mazda 3 2010 is a very comfortable & reliable car. It is a little small, for a growing family. It is easily driven, with no blind spots or issues. It handles very good in poor conditions. The trunk is good size, but not big enough if you have a stroller & groceries.

- Shannon C

My vehicle is very cute and sleek. I like the way it looks and rides.

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

My vehicle has electrical problems. The radio and horn goes in and out. It performs well on the road and it is comfortable on the inside. It has Bluetooth and an auxiliary cord. It is good on gas and overall is a good car. Just check all features before buying.

- Imani D

Mazda 3: A vehicle of reliability

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i SV

The Mazda 3 is an awesome vehicle! It is extremely reliable as long as you keep up with the maintenance, such as oil, transmission fluids, tire rotation, etc. It does extremely well on gas mileage! I typically get anywhere between 29-32 miles per gallon.

- Austin B

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