2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda3 - Road Test Specs

2007 Mazda Mazdaspeed Mazda3 Hatchback

(2.3L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)
Vehicle
Model year2007
MakeMazda
ModelMazdaspeed 3 by Mazdaspeed Accessories
StyleGrand Touring 4dr Wagon (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Base MSRP$24,650
As-tested MSRP$29,841
Drivetrain
Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2260cc (138 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)NA
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)NA
Transmission type6-speed manual
Chassis
Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire brandToyo
Tire modelProxes RA1
Tire typeperformance
Tire size, front225/40ZR18
Tire size, rear225/40ZR18
Wheel size18 X 7.0
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontVentilated Disc
Brakes, rearDisc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)3.8
0-60 mph (sec.)5.7
0-75 mph (sec.)8.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.1 @ 100.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)25
60-0 mph (ft.)104
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)69
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.91
Sound level @ idle (dB)46.4
@ Full throttle (dB)78.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)70.9
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsThis car is unexpectedly easy to launch despite a fairly aggressive turbo. Perhaps because the tires are so sticky, throttle-modulated wheelspin is a piece of cake. The shifter could use a short-shift kit as throws are long and not particularly easy to locate. The engine runs out of steam before redline, so short-shifting at about 6,000 rpm produces the best results.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsWow, excellent fade-free brakes. Apparently stock brake pads, so even more impressive performance. Minimal brake dive. This car feels like a Porsche, and similar distance covered 60 mph to zero.
Handling ratingN/A
Handling commentsHuge grip on the skid pad, but it's still a front-driver and eventually finds the limit with mild understeer. Very flat cornering attitude tells me it has a bunch of rear roll stiffness -- good for the skid pad but not so good for slalom, where it threatens to oversteer pretty quickly. The front is positively nailed down and the rear begins to walk around, especially if you play with the throttle. You can feel the limited-slip differential, as I can stand on the gas for the exit of the slalom and the car goes where it's told to. Very quick for any car, especially a front-driver.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (F)91.5
Wind (mph, direction)2.5
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/28 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3128
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,176
Length (in.)176.8
Width (in.)69.5
Height (in.)57.7
Wheelbase (in.)103.9
Track, front (in.)60.4
Track, rear (in.)60.0
Turning circle (ft.)36.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.1
Legroom, rear (in.)36.3
Headroom, front (in.)39.1
Headroom, rear (in.)38.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)54.9
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.0
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.5
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)43
Warranty
Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance3 years/36,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available
Safety
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot available
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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