2013 Mazda Mazda3 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Dolphin Gray Mica
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$8,489 - $19,365
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
27 City / 39 HWY
Horsepower
148-263
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 4.8Comfort 3.5Styling 3.9Value 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 the Mazda3's more dynamic driving manners and strong resale value make it a smart choice among compact cars.

Mazda Mazda3 Models & Trims

i Grand Touring $9,170 - $11,013
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
i Touring $10,219 - $12,284
Horsepower: 155 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
i Sport $8,583 - $10,422
Horsepower: 148 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
i SV $8,489 - $10,184
Horsepower: 148 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 16 x 6.5 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
s Grand Touring $10,804 - $13,121
Horsepower: 167 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Mazdaspeed3 Touring $16,212 - $19,365
Horsepower: 263 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.45
2 star
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1 star
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Mazda3: great gas mileage and spacious interior.

I really love my Mazda3. I recently got it a few months ago and it drives like new. I got an older model and it has held up really well. The sound system is amazing, as well as the comfortable seats. The cupholders are very functional, unlike some cars I have seen before. The trunk size is very spacious and held almost all of my stuff when I packed and moved to college, and the back seats lay down which extends the trunk space even more! The gas mileage is amazing and it is only around $25 to fully fill the tank. Overall, I love the Mazda3 and would recommend that car to anyone.

Grace W
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Mazda reliability is unmatched. Parts are easy to find, replace, are affordable.

My Mazda 3 has been extremely reliable. I have never had any problems with any major components and as long as you take care of the vehicle and follow a semi-regular service schedule, the vehicle will continue to exceed your expectations. The only issue I have ever had was a sensor issue where the engine check light would come on even though there were no engine problems and the tire pressure indicator would frequently come on when the weather was cold. The hatchback is my favorite model because it allows for much needed extra space for groceries or transporting large objects.

Trevor C
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Gas saver and reliable in performance.

I have had my car for four years now & I never had a problem with it. It is great with performance and great at gas. The only thing that inconvenience me at times is that it takes only synthetic oil because that is a little pricey but that is for personal reasons the car is reliable I can see it lasting longer it does not take much money to fill up my gas tank. It is a foreign maker which I like because those cars tend to be simpler it has a push button start as well. For the car to be small in size it has a decent size trunk as well.

Trina W
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,170 - $11,013
$10,219 - $12,284

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 (hp)
155 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Not Available

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Not Available

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Not Available

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/50VR17
P205/55HR16

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 (hp)
154 (hp)

Torque

Torque
148 (ft. lbs.)
148 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
34 (mpg)
34 (mpg)

City

City
28 (mpg)
28 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
39 (mpg)
39 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Not Available

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC) w/traction control system (TCS)
  • Front/rear side-impact door beams
  • Driver/front passenger advanced air bags (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
  • Blind spot monitor
  • 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 *
  • Triple-H construction

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (1)

Structure Sep 6, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 6, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V644000
Summary:
Mazda North American Operations (Mazda) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles manufactured November 18, 2008, to June 8, 2013, 2012-2015 Mazda5 vehicles manufactured October 26, 2010, to June 22, 2015, 2016 CX-3 vehicles manufactured June 1, 2015, to December 26, 2015, and 2013-2016 CX-5 vehicles manufactured December 15, 2011, to December 26, 2015. On the affected vehicles, the lift gate support struts may corrode, possibly causing the struts to break and/or the lift gate to drop unexpectedly.
Consequence:
If the lift gate falls unexpectedly, it may hit the user, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. Mazda sent an interim notifications to owners November 2016 and will mail a second notice when remedy parts are available. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Mazda's number for this recall is 9916H.

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