Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,999 - $18,484
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
148-263
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$7,999 - $18,484
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
27 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
148-263
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.8 Comfort 3.5 Styling 3.9 Value 3.5

Editor's Overview

The 2013 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback stand out for their fun-to-drive nature, high fuel economy and overall value. It may not be as well-known as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, but t...

2013 Mazda Mazda3 Owner Reviews

4.44

227 Reviews

55% 34% 11% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Mazda 3: a reliable and safe drive.

My 2013 Mazda 3 is a reliable car for me due to its low maintenance which makes it highly reliable compared to other cars I have owned in the past. I fit comfortably in the seat and feel like it is made for someone short like me. The performance in terms of acceleration is exceptional, along with a comfortable steering wheel. But, the speakers in the car are not satisfactory. In fact when music is being played at a somewhat high volume the speakers in the front vibrate making a very loud and unpleasant sound. So if a quality speaker system is something you are looking for in a car, I would keep in mind my low quality experience. I have never had a problem with my a/c, but one light has gone out in the front of the car above the center console since 2013. I keep up with my oil changes and battery changes and I have never broken down or had any unexpected issues. My tires have been changed a total of one time. Overall, the car has a smooth ride with a somewhat sensitive gas and brake pedal. I also feel as if I have a very good view of the cars around me through the rear view mirrors. I always feel safe in my car and that I have full control over it. If I had to use one word to describe my 2013 Mazda 3 it would be reliable.

- Jessica M

2013 Mazda 3, featuring skyactiv engine and Bluetooth connection.

I love my Mazda 3. It has a skyactiv engine, which (as explained to me, being the best feature), means it is not necessary to spend 15 minutes warming up the car first thing in the morning on a cold, snowy day. It also had Bluetooth, for hands free calls, and steering wheel volume and channel control, which is my favorite feature. The back seat folds down in 2 sections, in case I need to haul something large that will not fit nicely in the trunk. This is a very comfortable car, and I have needed to do very little maintenance in the last 3 years that I have owned it. I have 3 kids to drive around, so my car gets a lot of use, but they do complain about the need for more room in the backseat. Leg room is about average. The drivers seat also have a height adjustment which comes in handy. This car also gets pretty great gas mileage, both in town and freeway. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who is considering buying one!

- Stacey K

Mazda hatchback is an easily driven, comfortable ride.

This car was a used car in excellent condition with only 60, 000 miles on it when I bought it last June. . My last car was a 1996 Mazda Miata. Which I had for 17 years. I did have to replace the tires this September. The biggest problem I had to begin with was learning what all the dashboard lights were for and getting used to how everything was controlled (wipers, air/heat, radio etc.). The car practically drives itself and is comfortable and spacious. I enjoy all of the storage space after having the Miata which had very little of it. The info on the dash (especially in relation to gas mileage and air/heat temperature) is very helpful. I even found that the head supports are more comfortable than ones that I have observed in different rental cars I have driven. I also like the sound and lights when another car is in my blind spot on either side--never had this in any other car I have driven.

- Rita G

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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
$9,250 - $11,171
$9,309 - $11,214

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
155 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 in.
42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.9 in.
38.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
36.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 - 38 in.
37.5 - 38 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.2 ft.
34.2 ft.

Length

Length
177.4 - 180.9 in.
177.4 - 180.9 in.

Width

Width
69.1 in.
69.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2872 - 2969 .lbs
2872 - 2969 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
154 - 155 hp
154 - 155 hp

Torque

Torque
148 ft. lbs.
148 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
28 - 39 mpg
28 - 39 mpg

City

City
27 - 28 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 - 40 mpg
38 - 40 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

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