Used 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback

2009 Mazda 3
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  • Athletic handling and performance, plenty of standard and optional features, well-constructed interior, hatchback utility.


  • So-so fuel economy, smallish sedan trunk, some may find the ride too firm.

Used 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback for Sale

Mazda 3 2009 s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A)
75,324 miles
Used 2009
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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This 2009 Mazda Mazda3 s Grand Touring is offered to you for sale by DARCARS Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Silver Spring. When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. The impressive Mazda fuel-efficiency will make you quickly realize what you've been missing out on in life. It's noteworthy fuel economy and minimal emissions make this vehicle's value a cut above the rest. One of the best things about this Mazda Mazda3 is that it has low, low mileage. It's ready for you to truly break it in. More information about the 2009 Mazda Mazda3%3A Both of the i and s trims are among the most enjoyable small cars to drive, with gutsy engines, precise manual transmissions and the tight handling feel of more expensive sport sedans. The Mazda3 features taut handling with an interior that's a step above most other small cars with top-notch materials and build quality. And the MazdaSpeed3 model is in a higher performance category altogether. Interesting features of this model are nimble handling, Stylish design, interior quality, and performance %282%29 coat hooks,%283%29 passenger assist grips,17' x 6.5' alloy wheels,2-speed variable-intermittent rain-sensing front windshield wipers,2.3L DOHC MPFI 16-valve I4 engine w/variable valve timing %28VVT%29 balance shafts,3-point seat belts for all positions,3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls,4-function trip computer -inc%3A current fuel economy average fuel economy approximate distance-to-empty average vehicle speed,5-mph bumpers,5-speed sport automatic transmission w/OD & manual mode,6-way pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar support,60/40 split fold-down rear seat,AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc%3A %286%29 speakers automatic level control %28ALC%29 digital clock auxiliary audio input jack,Aluminum alloy engine block,Anti-lock brake system w/electronic brakeforce distribution %28EBD%29 & brake assist,Auto climate control -inc%3A pollen filter,Black roof molding,Body-color door handles,Body-color folding pwr mirrors,Body-color fuel door,Body-color grille bar,Body-color protective side moldings,Body-color rear roof-mounted spoiler,Body-color sport-type front/rear bumpers w/%284%29 integrated rear bumper reflectors,Body-color sport-type grille insert & trim,Cargo area light -inc%3A on/off switch,Cargo management system,Center console -inc%3A armrest lid/covered dual storage compartment 12V auxiliary outlet,Child safety rear door locks,Cigarette lighter & ashtray w/illumination,Collapsible steering column,Cruise control,Crushable brake pedal,Day/night rearview mirror,Delayed courtesy lights -inc%3A front map & dome,Driver foot rest,Driver illuminated window switch,Driver side front seatback pocket,Driver side storage bin,Driver/front passenger advanced airbags %28SRS%29 -inc%3A crash zone drivers seat position passenger weight sensors,Dual front cupholders w/lids,Dual vinyl-covered visors -inc%3A driver/passenger illuminated covered vanity mirror ticket holders,Dynamic stability control %28DSC%29 w/traction control system %28TCS%29,Electro-hydraulic pwr assist steering %28EHPAS%29 system,Electroluminescent gauges -inc%3A red & blue nighttime illumination white stylus,Engine immobilizer anti-theft system,Fixed-intermittent rear window wiper,Fog lights,Front independent MacPherson strut suspension w/coil springs,Front seat belt pretensioners w/force limiters height adjustable,Front seat mounted side-impact air bags,Front side window demisters,Front wheel drive,Front/rear carpet floor mats,Front/rear outboard adjustable headrests,Front/rear side curtain air bags,Front/rear side-impact door beams,Front/rear stabilizer bars,Full cargo area trim,Full carpeting,Gauge illumination dimming control button,Halogen Xenon headlights -inc%3A auto on/off silver-color bezels black housings,Illuminated locking glove box,Instrumentation -inc%3A coolant temp gauge speedometer tachometer %282%29 resettable trip odometers outside temp,LED taillights,Leather seat trim,Leather-wrapped shift knob,Lighting -inc%3A front map lights dome light ignition keyhole,Manual driver seat height adjustment w/adjustable lumbar support,Molded cloth headliner,P205/50VR17 all-season tires,Parking brake w/bright release button,Piano black trim -inc%3A instrument panel insert center console steering switch bezel pwr window switch panel,Pwr door locks w/2-stage unlocking central locking,Pwr front ventilated & rear solid disc brakes,Pwr windows w/drivers 1-touch down feature,Rear center armrest w/%282%29 cupholders,Rear heater ducts,Rear independent E-type multi-link suspension w/coil springs,Rear seat child safety seat lower anchors & upper tethers %28LATCH%29,Rear window defogger,Reclining sport-type heated front bucket seats,Remote keyless illuminated entry w/answer back feature panic button,Remote releases -inc%3A fuel door hood,Removable rigid cargo cover,Roof-mounted aerodynamic short antenna,Satellite radio compatible audio system %28requires additional dealer-installed hardware%29,Side sill extensions,Single-type horn,Stainless steel exhaust -inc%3A manifold main silencer pipe single outlet w/bright tip,Synthetic leather door trim -inc%3A front/rear bottle holders & front door pockets,T125/70D16 temporary spare tire,Theft-deterrent security system w/alarm,Tilt/telescopic steering column,Tire pressure monitoring system,Triple-H construction,Underhood insulator pad,Urethane scuff plates,Variable pwr rack & pinion steering,Warning lights -inc%3A 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 cruise control on ABS

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Entertaining yet sophisticated in demeanor, the 2009 Mazda 3 doesn't look, feel or drive like an economy car. If you're shopping for a small, inexpensive sedan or hatchback, this car should be at the top of your list.

vehicle overview

Cars are usually not like a fine wine: They don't get better with age. Normally, if you plotted a car's year-to-year sales, you would see a downward trend as the excitement of its introduction wanes and newer competitors debut. Not so with the 2009 Mazda 3, a car that's bucked this trend and actually enjoyed greater sales as time has gone on.

While it probably hasn't improved much since its introduction in 2004, the 3 hasn't needed to. Mazda's fine little compact is an example of a car done right. The 3 is akin to a successful indie movie: a good product that slowly gains attention thanks to positive word of mouth and Oscar buzz. In the Mazda's case, years of automotive awards, critical acclaim and positive ownership experiences finally generated the type of marketplace response the 3 has always deserved. This is one of the best cars in its class, and it's nice that people are finally taking notice.

Distinguished by taut, chiseled styling and handsome details inside and out, the Mazda 3 gives the impression of a junior sport sedan -- and it has the driving experience to back it up, thanks to its nimble handling, ample road feel and relatively peppy performance. In a consumer comparison test we conducted, six regular Americans touted the 3 as the most fun economy car to drive (pitted against the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla) and felt like they were in the "most control" when behind the wheel. Our editors are in complete agreement.

With available sedan and hatchback body styles, the Mazda 3 offers a nice practical variety for shoppers. The hatchback in particular should appeal to young families or college-aged folks in need of the occasional dorm moving van. Everyone, though, should appreciate the ample amount of standard equipment that comes with both trim levels, along with the luxury features available on the s Grand Touring. Few other compact economy cars offer such things as leather upholstery, heated power seats, xenon headlights and a seven-speaker stereo.

Of all the many economy car competitors, there are relatively few that can surpass the 2009 Mazda 3. In the aforementioned consumer comparison test, all but one "guest editor" chose the Honda Civic as their choice because of its comfier ride, more spacious interior and better fuel economy. All walked away very impressed by the 3, however, and more than one commented that it would be the best for younger drivers. We agree, as the sportier Mazda is more likely to appeal to younger and single car buyers. Another choice on the sporty end of the compact-car spectrum is the Mitsubishi Lancer, which is also worth a good look.

The Mazda 3 is going to be replaced by an all-new model for 2010. But even after six years on the market, the current car is showing no signs of age. Like fine wine or a quality indie movie (or "Sideways," an indie movie about fine wine), the 3 will continue to please for a long time.

trim levels & features

The compact 2009 Mazda 3 is available as a four-door sedan and hatchback. The sedan is available in five trim levels: i Sport, i Touring Value, s Sport, s Touring and s Grand Touring. The hatchback, or "five-door," comes in only the s trims.

The i Sport comes standard with 15-inch steel wheels, a tilt/telescoping steering column, a 60/40-split rear seat with a center armrest, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, a four-speaker stereo with a CD/MP3 player, an auxiliary audio jack and pre-wiring for satellite radio. Air-conditioning and an exterior temperature display are optional. The i Touring Value trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, full power accessories, keyless entry, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-seat height adjustment and six speakers.

The s Sport sedan gets 16-inch alloy wheels (the hatchback has the 17s), but both body styles feature a bigger engine, slightly different front and rear fascias, different interior trim and electroluminescent gauges. The s Touring adds 17-inch alloys on the sedan and body sill extensions. The s Grand Touring gains auto on/off xenon headlights, automatic rain-sensing wipers, automatic climate control, a six-way power driver seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a trip computer.

Optional on the Grand Touring are a navigation system (which includes satellite radio) and a seven-speaker Bose stereo with an in-dash six-CD changer. The CD changer and a sunroof are stand-alone options on all Mazda 3s except the i Sport.

performance & mpg

The Mazda 3 i sedan uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and 135 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual is standard, while a four-speed automatic with automanual override is optional. In performance testing, the 3 i with automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 9.8 seconds. Fuel economy for a similarly equipped 3 i rates an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined, which is below class leaders. Opting for the manual gearbox improves efficiency by 2 mpg.

The Mazda 3 s sedan and hatchback get a 2.3-liter four-cylinder good for 156 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual is standard, while a five-speed automatic with manual shift control is optional. The 3 s with the automatic goes from zero to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds. Fuel economy with the automatic is an estimated 22 city/28 highway and 24 combined, which is about equal for compact sedans with similar power output.


Standard on every Mazda 3 are antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Stability and traction control are standard on the s Touring and Grand Touring models, but not available on anything else.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration frontal-impact crash tests, the 2009 Mazda 3 scored four stars (out of five). In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 3 received a "Good" rating (the highest out of four) in frontal-offset crash tests. The Mazda 3 has not yet been tested for side-impact safety when equipped with the now-standard side airbags and side curtain airbags.


Consistent with its upscale interior, the Mazda 3 tends to drive like a much more expensive sport sedan. Thanks to its performance-oriented chassis tuning, the 3 rewards the driving enthusiast with quick and communicative steering, a lack of discernible body roll and lots of grip on twisty blacktop. The s trim level's 2.3-liter engine is smooth and zippy, feeling quicker than its 156 hp would suggest. The i trim's 2.0-liter engine is simply adequate and has the tendency to sound like a circular saw.

The 3's highway ride is smooth enough to please most commuters, although drivers who prefer softly sprung compacts like the Corolla might think the 3 is too firm. All told, the 2009 Mazda 3 has refined road manners that will likely surprise car shoppers expecting the unsubstantial ride quality and uninspiring handling typical of economy cars.


Especially in s Touring and s Grand Touring forms, the Mazda 3 features a distinctive and upscale interior design that looks far richer than its price would suggest. Controls are straightforward and work with precise action, while good-quality materials and tight build tolerances further the initial sense of impressive quality. Plus, with available luxury features like heated leather seats, automatic climate control and a navigation system, one can equip this economy car like a budget luxury sport sedan.

Even taller drivers will find plenty of room in this compact car's front seat, with generous headroom and legroom aided by a telescoping steering wheel. The rear seat is a little snug for larger adults, but those of average height will find a decent amount of space. Sedans offer 11.4 cubic feet of trunk space, which is on the small side, but the hatchback boasts 17 cubes behind its rear seat and 31 when the seat is folded.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2009 Mazda 3.

Long Term Honest Review
procritic, 5/2/2013
Mazda 3 Hatchback Pros: Styling and Handling Mechanical Reliability Convenient Hatch Roomy Cons: Cheap Interior Carpet Difficult to clean ! Black plastic has a bleached white look from ONLY using proper Dash + Interior cleaners Original Tires worn out at 20,000 Instrument Cluster Dash visibility is Poor Steering wheel may block view of Gauges for short people Snow belt driving - premature rusting of rear quarter panels and brake rotors Road noise due to cheap tires
Almost 4 years later
flora29, 9/11/2012
I love my Mazda 3 hatchback. I researched this car forever and finally got it Dec. 08. It only had 19 miles on it and now it has 60,000! I had a few glitches my first year. I had the gas cap issue, Mazda service department damanged my body and paint during a recall service and I had to have my car repainted twice (nightmare process). I have repaired all the recalls and so far no major issues. I did have to replace the tires sooner than normal but not a big deal. Everyone tells me they love how my car looks inside and out. The backseat is a little tight but with the seats folded down it carries a ton of stuff, great for camping and road trips. Fun to drive!
Great Ride, Great Drive, Annoying Gas Cap...
jrslushy61, 3/20/2013
I have always been a Toyota admirer, until I saw the sharp styling of the Mazda 3, and once I noticed how highly rated they are and the gas mileage, I was interested. I got mine about 6 months ago, and I have loved it ever since. The only issue I had was with the dealership not wanting to replace the recalled gas cap. I had it too tight one time, and they had to take it off and I notified them of it and I was ignored. About a month later, (a week ago from now) it had broken off when I tried to fuel up. Other than this issue, I have been driving this car back and forth from home to class, and have had no other issues. The ride is very smooth, I get great gas mileage (23 city, 32 highway)
New 2009 Hatchback; SoFar, So Good
Marc Rodgers, 8/26/2008
Just got the car on 8/22, put on about 450 miles over the week end. About 30 mpg, mixed highway/city driving. Initial impressions: responsive, OK for power, nimble, good turn in with slight understeer (expected with front wheel drive), very good brakes and steering feel. Nice interior layout, good fit and finish. The Bose stereo, wiper controls and trip computer seem rather complex, but I'm on a learning curve. Great cargo and passenger flexibility. I wanted a well made, economical but still fun to drive little car and this fits the bill. At or close to best in class. My other vehicle is a '08 Ford F-150 Limited with a Cobra pack. A great truck, but not the constant $80+ fill ups.
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Features & Specs

22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
156 hp @ 6500 rpm
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
156 hp @ 6500 rpm
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
156 hp @ 6500 rpm
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
156 hp @ 6500 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback Overview

The Used 2009 Mazda 3 Hatchback is offered in the following styles: s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A), s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), s Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5M), and s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl 5A).

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