Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,165 - $13,672
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®
$6,165 - $13,672
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
148-263
Seats
5

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Ranks #11 Compact Cars by Fuel Economy

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2011 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

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176 Reviews
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My experience with my 2011 Mazda 3.

2011 Mazda Mazda3

I love my car so much! It has been the perfect basic car to have at the beginning of my driving experience. I learned how to drive stick in it and have been driving it for 3 years now! It was really easy to learn on with the clutch not being super challenging. Now I can drive any stick car, so it all works out will. It has only had a few minor issues, like the starter issue. We got the starter replaced and then it did not have any issues after with it. When it is cold sometimes it will sputter, but when its nice out or a little chilly there have been no issues. It also drives well going long distances. I have driven it all of the way up to Washington for school from the California bay area. It was a very comfortable drive and all of my school stuff was able to fit well. It lasted about 13 hours total. We have used to for some short road trips and it has been great. The turning radius has been good also and I have been able to park real well. I would only wish that it would have a little bit more power. I want to have the power to floor it and actually speed up a good amount, but so far it does not go too fast. I plan on buying more with the company for future cars and hope that they continue to have great craftsmanship and keep making better looking cars. When I see the new models I want to buy a new one already!

- Corinna W

Great car for multitasking moms.

2011 Mazda Mazda3

I do not think any of the issues I have had are because of the car itself, or poor ownership before I had ownership of it. The window sticks to the lining every time it rains, and the padding on the dash is coming separate from the dash display in different parts. I think it is a super comfortable sedan. Roomy, but still compact. I can really pack a lot into it, more than you'd think. It has a great sound system (mine is Bose), seat warmers, and a sun roof! The leather seats are super durable and I haven't had any rips or tears. It could look brand new if I vacuumed it and wiped it down. But I am lazy. But seriously, after driving a two year old around in it every day, when I remove his car seat and wipe down the leather, it still looks great! There is a surprising amount of storage as well. The middle console still holds all my CD's. Yes I said it CD's, for which my stereo system holds 5! I really enjoy my Mazda3 and are not looking to purchase anything new until this one dies!

- Melissa B

Reliable, durable 2011 Mazda 3.

2011 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring

This car is 100% reliable. I have owned it for almost two years now and the only issue I have had no issues. The car is great on gas which is saves a lot of money for someone who drives a lot. I have an automatic transition with the option to drive as a manual. This is extremely helpful in snowy and difficult weather as it gives you more control of the car. Speaking of weather, this car does great in everything. During the winter I usually have to fill up my tires but other than that I have no issues during cold weather. The car has a Bluetooth calling and sound system which allows the driver to safely answer calls while driving. The controls on the steering wheel also allow for safe control while driving. Overall this car is extremely reliable and durable. I will definitely have this car for a very long time as it has never let me down.

- Olivia B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$15,800
$23,700

Horsepower

Horsepower
148 hp
263 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC EFI 16
2.3L DISI 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

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

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

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P225/40R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
36 ft.

Length

Length
180.7 in.
177.6 in.

Width

Width
69.1 in.
69.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2859 - 2863 lbs.
3272 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
144 - 148 hp
263 hp

Torque

Torque
132 - 135 ft. lbs.
280 ft. 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.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
22 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
33 mpg
25 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety