Used 2011 Mazda 3

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2011 Mazda 3
List price range
$8,495 - $10,821

Pros

  • Benchmark handling
  • energetic 2.5-liter engine
  • stylish, well-equipped interior
  • impressive list of luxury options
  • five-door model affords hatchback utility.

Cons

  • Ride may be too firm for some
  • cabin and trunk not as large as those of competitors.

Used 2011 Mazda 3 for Sale

Mazda 3 2011 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
82,545 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
s Sport
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Fair Deal!
$234 Below Market
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***ONE OWNER SPORTWAGON............................2011 MAZDA3 2.5, BLACK MICA WITH A BLACK INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCK, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, REAR SPOILER, DUAL EXHAUST, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS WITH NEW TIRES***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
101,047 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
MemberCar
18.6 mi away
List$7,421
Est.Loan: $139/mo
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Nice 2 Owner MD Inspected 2011 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport Sedan Complete With Bluetooth, Automatic Transmission, AC, Black Wheels, Cruise Control, Power Windows and Locks, ABS Brakes, Tilt & Telescoping Steering Wheel, Power Mirrors, Upgraded Audio System and Much Much More!! This vehicle also comes with a Warranty Standard!!!Why pay Carmax or Franchise Dealer Pricing when you can buy directly from the distributor! Member car has a 30 year history of selling preowned vehicles to dealers wholesale, and is now selling directly to the public!Welcome to MemberCar of Rockville! We are a family owned and operated dealership catering to the DMV area and beyond for over 30 years. We offer tremendous value by pricing our vehicles below market value and offering a truly stress-free purchasing environment. We are very transparent in our purchase process, offering the easiest terms available with every vehicle in stock. Having our own extensive Wholesale/Purchase Division allows us to purchase mostly Local, One-Owner, Low Mileage, exceptional vehicles directly from the best sources, (Private Owners) instead of auctions. MemberCar has built our reputation upon successful, long-term relationships with our clients. During that time, we have become one of the areas preeminent providers of carefully selected, Maryland Safety Inspected, low mileage, local vehicles. We offer competitive Finance and Extended Warranty options, and we do accept all trade-ins. Our staff looks forward to the opportunity to earn your business, and we thank YOU for your time and consideration.If you just can't seem to find the time to come to us, we are also more than happy to bring a vehicle to your home or place of business!!!Don't take our word for it, check out what our customers are saying.http://www.cars.com/dealers/193733/membercar/reviews/
Mazda 3 2011 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
72,191 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
Fitzgerald Genesis
20.2 mi away
List$9,488
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Mazda 3 2011 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)
95,746 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
s Sport
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Mazda 3 2011 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
74,473 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Touring
Potomac Auto
31 mi away
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Mazda 3 2011 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
69,160 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$7,900
Est.Loan: $148/mo
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Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
88,900 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$6,820
Est.Loan: $128/mo
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Dealer Notes
BLACK; CLOTH SEAT TRIM,GUNMETAL BLUE MICA This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.
Mazda 3 2011 s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
58,270 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
s Sport
Laurel DriveTime
35.8 mi away
List$9,695
Est.Loan: $181/mo
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GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Mazda 3 2011 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
85,074 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
(3)
Ourisman Mazda
35.9 mi away
List$8,469
Est.Loan: $158/mo
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IF YOU HAVE NO CREDIT%2A%2ABAD CREDIT%2A%2ATAX ID%2A%2ABANKRUPTCY%2A%2APREVIOUS REPO%2A%2AWE CAN HELP%2A%2AWE ARE THE BANKRUPTCY SPECIALISTS.%28OPEN OR CLOSED%29%2A%2ACALL US TODAY AND ASK THE SALES PROFESSIONALS FOR OUR SPECIAL CREDIT PROGRAM%2A%2A877-438-9110. Ourisman Automotive- The most reliable and dependable used cars around. 90 years of satisfied customers. CALL US TODAY%2A%2A877-438-9110%2A%2A Heated Reclining Sport Front Bucket Seats,Leather Seat Trim,AM/FM/CD/MP3 Compatible Audio System,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Spoiler,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Alloy wheels,Anti-whiplash front head restraints,Automatic temperature control,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power moonroof,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Variably intermittent wipers,Front beverage holders,10 Speakers
Mazda 3 2011 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
109,588 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$7,000
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Mazda 3 2011 s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A)
63 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
s Grand Touring
Payless Motors LLC
45.6 mi away
List$9,999
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
74,846 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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Dealer Notes
GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
106,297 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$9,500
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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Dealer Notes
You'll love the look and feel of this 2011 Mazda Mazda3 4DR SDN AUTO I SPORT, which features a braking assist, anti-lock brakes, dual airbags, side air bag system, and airbag deactivation. It comes with a 2 liter 4 Cylinder engine. We're offering a great deal on this one at $9,500. This sedan scored a crash test safety rating of 4 out of 5 stars. The exterior is a suave silver. It has the best mileage with 24 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway. Call today to schedule your test drive! Contact Information: Buchanan Automotive, 1035 E Main St, Waynesboro, PA, 17268, Phone: (717) 762-3141, E-mail: chevy@buchananisbetter.com. Our Guaranteed Credit approval is backed by a check for $100.00 if you don't ride home in your next vehicle or take your written approval with payments and terms home to review we will cut you a check! Many Certified Pre Owned, commission free
Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
119,982 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
(4)
Best Motors
51.9 mi away
List$5,490
Est.Loan: $103/mo
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Mazda 3 2011 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
93,310 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Touring
List$6,820
Est.Loan: $128/mo
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Good Deal!
$188 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Come see this 2011 Mazda Mazda3 i Touring. Its Manual transmission and Gas I4 2.0L/122 engine will keep you going. This Mazda Mazda3 has the following options: PWR SLIDING MOONROOF, IN-DASH 6-DISC CD/MP3 CHANGER W/BOSE AUDIO PKG -inc: interior sunshade, 1-touch open, 265-watt Bose Centerpoint surround sound audio system, (10) speakers, DUNE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM, COPPER RED MICA, Whiplash-reducing active front headrests, Warning lamps -inc: 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, low coolant temp, ABS system, cruise control on, tire pressure monitoring system, Variable pwr rack & pinion steering, Underhood insulator pad, Trunk lid opener cancel system (trunk latch type), Trunk entrapment release system, and Triple-H construction. Test drive this vehicle at The Used Car Factory, 27725 Three Notch Rd., Mechanicsville, MD 20659.
Mazda 3 2011 i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
97,416 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Touring
(16)
Toyota of York
78.3 mi away
List$8,990
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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ABS %284-WHEEL%29,AIR CONDITIONING,ALLOY WHEELS,AM/FM STEREO,BLUETOOTH WIRELESS,CD/MP3 %28SINGLE DISC%29,CRUISE CONTROL,DUAL AIR BAGS,F&R HEAD CURTAIN AIR BAGS,KEYLESS ENTRY,POWER DOOR LOCKS,POWER STEERING,POWER WINDOWS,SIDE AIR BAGS,SIRIUS SATELLITE,STABILITY CONTROL,TILT & TELESCOPING WHEEL,TRACTION CONTROL
Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
129,989 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
List$5,875
Est.Loan: $110/mo
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1 previous owner. Runs and drives nicely. New inspection,�_< 4 new tires and fresh oil. This vehicle comes with a warranty at no cost to you and is eligible for long term service contracts. The air blows arctic cold and the heater can roast marshmallows%2521 Call or stop by today%2521 We are your full-service dealership with a top notch finance department with relationships to a large number of major lenders to help assist in all credit situations. We are very competitive and we offer top dollar on nice trades. We stand behind all of the vehicles we sell and provide a warranty with each purchase%2521 We have been in business for 60 years now and have earned a 4.7 out of 5 stars review rating by our customers. Give us a Call at 717-766-7656 and let us show you the Zimmerman&#39;s difference with our great prices and excellent customer service%2521 Door Handle Color - Body-Color,�_< Front Bumper Color - Body-Color,�_< Mirror Color - Body-Color,�_< Rear Bumper Color - Body-Color,�_< Air Filtration,�_< Door Trim - Cloth,�_< Floor Mat Material - Carpet,�_< Floor Mats - Front,�_< Floor Mats - Rear,�_< Front Air Conditioning,�_< Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single,�_< Rear Vents - Second Row,�_< Steering Wheel Trim - Urethane,�_< Assist Handle - Front,�_< Assist Handle - Rear,�_< Cargo Area Light,�_< Cupholders - Front,�_< Cupholders - Rear,�_< Dimming Rearview Mirror - Manual Day/Night,�_< Multi-Function Remote - Fuel Filler Door Release,�_< Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release,�_< One-Touch Windows - 1,�_< Power Outlet%28S%29 - Two 12v,�_< Power Steering,�_< Power Steering - Variable/Speed-Proportional,�_< Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic,�_< Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio,�_< Storage - Accessory Hook,�_< Storage - Door Pockets,�_< Storage - Front Seatback,�_< Vanity Mirrors - Dual,�_< Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc,�_< Front Shock Type - Gas,�_< Front Spring Type - Coil,�_< Front Struts - Macpherson,�_< Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms,�_< Rear Brake Type - Disc,�_< Rear Shock Type - Gas,�_< Rear Spring Type - Coil,�_< Abs - 4-Wheel,�_< Braking Assist,�_< Electronic Brakeforce Distribution,�_< Front Brake Diameter - 10.9,�_< Front Suspension Classification - Independent,�_< Power Brakes,�_< Rear Brake Diameter - 10.4,�_< Rear Stabilizer Bar,�_< Rear Suspension Classification - Independent,�_< Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link,�_< Alternator - 100 Amps,�_< Gauge - Tachometer,�_< In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback,�_< Total Speakers - 4,�_< Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert,�_< Antenna Type - Mast,�_< Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack,�_< Clock,�_< External Temperature Display,�_< In-Dash Cd - Single Disc,�_< Radio - Am/Fm,�_< Speed Sensitive Volume Control,�_< Trip Odometer - 2,�_< Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure,�_< Low Fuel,�_< Engine Oil,�_< Coolant,�_< Headlights - Halogen,�_< Taillights - Rear Center,�_< Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside,�_< Spare Tire Size - Temporary,�_< Spare Wheel Type - Steel,�_< Tire Type - All Season,�_< Wheels - Steel,�_< Tire Pressure Monitoring System,�_< Wheel Covers - Full,�_< Wheel Spokes - Multi-Spoke,�_< Window Defogger - Rear,�_< Window Defogger - Side,�_< Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent,�_< Power Windows,�_< 2-Stage Unlocking Doors,�_< Active Head Restraints - Dual Front,�_< Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger,�_< Anti-Theft System - Alarm,�_< Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer,�_< Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams,�_< Child Safety Door Locks,�_< Child Seat Anchors - Latch System,�_< Emergency Interior Trunk Release,�_< Energy Absorbing Steering Column,�_< Front Airbags - Dual,�_< Impact Absorbing Bumpers,�_< Power Door Locks,�_< Safety Brake Pedal System,�_< Side Airbags - Front,�_< Side Curtain Airbags - Front,�_< Side Mirror Adjustments - Manual Folding,�_< Side Mirror Adjustments - Power,�_< Front Headrests - 2,�_< Front Headrests - Adjustable,�_< Front Seat Type - Bucket,�_< Front Seatbelts - 3-Point,�_< Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments - Reclining,�_< Rear Headrests - 3,�_< Rear Headrests - Adjustable,�_< Rear Seat Folding - Split,�_< Rear Seat Type - 60-40 Split Bench,�_< Seatbelt Force Limiters - Front,�_< Seatbelt Pretensioners - Front,�_< Upholstery - Cloth
Mazda 3 2011 i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A)
85,543 miles
Used 2011
Mazda 3
i Sport
Platinum Preowned
84.1 mi away
List$10,990
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Platinum Preowned in Carlisle has helped thousands of people get loans they need and the vehicle of their dreams%2521 We have access to all of the banks, with all of the money to get you approved- GUARANTEED%2521 First Time Buyers - APPROVED%2521 Late Payments - APPROVED%2521 Tax Liens - APPROVED%2521 Bankruptcies - APPROVED%2521 Previous Repo - APPROVED%2521 Hard to Prove Income - APPROVED%2521 If Platinum Preowned cannot get you approved for financing, we will just give you a car%2521%2521 We are located at 1119 Harrisburg Pike in Carlisle %28formerly Carlisle Chrysler/Jeep%29, just minutes from I-81 and the PA Turnpike. BLACK CLOTH SEAT TRIM,BLACK MICA,Front Wheel Drive,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Wheel Covers,Steel Wheels,Tires - Front Performance,Tires - Rear Performance,Temporary Spare Tire,Power Mirror%28s%29,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,AM/FM Stereo,CD Player,MP3 Player,Auxiliary Audio Input,Cloth Seats,Bucket Seats,Pass-Through Rear Seat,Rear Bench Seat,Power Outlet,Floor Mats,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Steering Wheel Audio Controls,Tire Pressure Monitor,Power Windows,Power Door Locks,Remote Trunk Release,Engine Immobilizer,A/C,Rear Defrost,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Front Reading Lamps,ABS,Brake Assist,Traction Control,Stability Control,Driver Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag,Passenger Air Bag Sensor,Front Side Air Bag,Front Head Air Bag,Rear Head Air Bag,Child Safety Locks,Emergency Trunk Release

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2011 Mazda 3 provides more driving enjoyment and greater refinement than its affordable price tag would suggest. If you're shopping for a small, inexpensive sedan or hatchback, it should be at the top of your list.

vehicle overview

When the appearance of the popular Mazda 3 was refreshed last year, its new smiling face didn't immediately win over some people, including us. Of course, the 2011 Mazda 3 looks the same, but now that folks have had a chance to warm up to the perpetually grinning car, it seems that the Mazda 3 is having the last laugh.

The main reason is that the Mazda 3's fun-to-drive personality has been not only preserved but also enhanced as part of last year's makeover. This means the steering is still communicative, the chassis even more athletic and the ride somewhat smoother, with less vibration coming into the cabin. Furthermore, the new-generation car with the base 2.0-liter four is better on gas compared to the older Mazda 3 base model, which was rather thirsty compared to fuel-sippers such as the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Though the base engine's performance is merely adequate, the available 2.5-liter mill is one of the most responsive and energetic in the segment.

While the exterior of the Mazda 3 might be controversial, the interior is hard to criticize. The 3 has long been known as having one of the nicest cabins in the economy car segment. One might even mistake the interior of a fully optioned Grand Touring version with its interesting design architecture and leather upholstery for that of an entry-level luxury car.

The Mazda 3 is also notable for the number of upmarket features that are available, including bi-xenon headlights, keyless ignition/entry and dual-zone automatic climate control. For 2011, the 3's appeal is further increased thanks to the addition of more standard features. All models now have stability control, while the Grand Touring trims receive the formerly optional Bose audio system and sunroof.

That said, the 2011 Mazda 3 might not please everybody, as some drivers could find the 3's ride too firm and the controls too complicated. For them, the 2011 Honda Civic and 2011 Hyundai Elantra are good alternatives. The 2011 Volkswagen Golf and Jetta could also be considered against the Mazda 3's higher trim levels, as the VWs also provide upscale cabins. Nonetheless, the 2011 Mazda 3 remains one of our top picks in the economy sedan class thanks to its pleasing driving demeanor, ample equipment, excellent quality and choice of body styles.

trim levels & features

The 2011 Mazda 3 is available in four-door compact sedan and hatchback body styles.

The 3i model (sedan only) is offered in SV, Sport and Touring trim levels. Standard equipment on the SV includes 16-inch steel wheels, a 60/40-split-folding seat, height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, full power accessories and a four-speaker stereo with a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and steering-wheel controls. The 3i Sport adds air-conditioning, a temperature display and the option of an automatic transmission. The 3i Touring adds 16-inch alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connections, and a six-speaker stereo.

The 3s Sport (available as sedan and hatchback) adds the more powerful 2.5-liter engine, different front and rear fascias, 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, dual exhaust tips, rear spoiler, aggressively bolstered front seats, upgraded upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a trip computer and electroluminescent gauges. The 3s Grand Touring adds a sunroof, heated outside mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 10-speaker Bose audio system (with an in-dash, six-disc CD changer), heated front seats, leather upholstery and an eight-way power driver seat.

Some of the Grand Touring features (such as the Bose audio system and sunroof) are available on the lower trims as options. The Technology package (available for the 3s Sport and 3s Grand Touring) includes rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic headlights, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, keyless ignition/entry, satellite radio and a navigation system (with steering-wheel controls and a small, high-mounted display screen). An iPod interface is available as a dealer-installed accessory.

performance & mpg

The 2011 Mazda 3i comes with a 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 148 horsepower and 135 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual is standard, while a five-speed automatic is optional on all but the 3i SV. Estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 27 mpg combined with the automatic -- the manual stands at 25/33/28. This is a few mpg less on the highway than class leaders.

The Mazda 3s is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-4 good for 167 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is standard here, with a five-speed automatic optional. In performance testing, a manual-equipped 3s went from zero to 60 mph in 8.1 seconds. Estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with the automatic (20/28/23 with the manual). Both fuel economy and acceleration are on par with similarly powerful small cars.

safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2011 Mazda 3 includes stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes (with brake assist), active front head restraints, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. In Edmunds testing, the 3s Grand Touring came to a stop from 60 mph in 119 feet -- a solid performance for this type of car.

In government crash tests, the Mazda 3 earned five stars (the highest rating) in frontal impact protection for both driver and passenger. In side impact testing, the 3 scored five stars for the front passengers and four stars for the rear. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing, the 3 earned the highest rating of "Good" in both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

driving

The 2011 Mazda 3 has refined road manners that will likely come as a pleasant surprise to most economy car shoppers. Thanks to its performance-oriented chassis tuning, the 3 is blessed with minimal body roll and a healthy amount of grip on twisty blacktop, and the steering is quick and communicative. In the real world, this translates into a greater sense of driver confidence. The 3's highway ride is smooth enough to please most commuters, although drivers who prefer softly sprung compacts like the Toyota Corolla might think the 3 is too firm.

The beefed-up 2.5-liter engine in 3s models is the same one that powers the midsize Mazda 6. It's a wise choice for driving enthusiasts or those downsizing from a bigger, more powerful car. The smaller four-cylinder found in the 3i still isn't quite as fuel-efficient as what's found in the Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla, but it's a bit more powerful.

interior

The 2011 Mazda 3 is a class leader in terms of interior design, quality and feature content. Most Mazda 3 hatchbacks and sedans sold won't be the upper Touring and Grand Touring models, but they'll still greet their owners with high-quality materials, comfortable front seats, ample space and easy-to-reach controls. However, the stereo controls in particular aren't as simple as those in a Civic or Elantra. The optional navigation system is a bit tedious to operate and has a small display screen, but we've generally found it to be useful, and it carries a relatively affordable price.

The Mazda 3 sedan is a bit less spacious than its competitors, particularly in back where long-legged people might feel cramped. However, the driver seat offers a wide range of adjustment (especially if equipped with the power adjustments), and the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel is a welcome feature. Taller drivers should note that the optional sunroof chews into front headroom considerably. The 3 hatchback would be our body style choice, since it offers all the sedan's high points while adding a greater level of practicality. Cargo capacity (with the rear seats up) is 17 cubic feet with the hatch, but only 11.8 with the sedan.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2011 Mazda 3.

Love This Car
pradis, 7/11/2011
I have only owned My Mazda3 for a few days now, and I've never owned one before. My previous car was a 2009 Honda Fit. I thought I was very happy with the Fit, but there is little comparison to the Mazda3. I have the 2.5 liter, S trim package with all the bells and whistles. This car feels like one costing much more. I have heard people complain about road noise, but compared to my Fit, it is very quiet. I got 0% financing too which let me upgrade the tech for the car. Road handling, accelaration, and over-all feel are just excellent in the 3. Gas milage is a bit lower than some expect, but my Fit barely got 30mi on the highway. So pretty comparable, and the Mazda is way more fun!
New clutch at 20k miles
chris_1, 7/29/2013
I first took my car in to the dealer when I noticed the clutch slipping after I shifted or when I accelerated at freeway speeds. Now, after 16 days, I finally have my 2011 Mazda 3 back with a completely new clutch assembly. Mazda paid 50%, not including the rental car. My final bill: $700 (not including the rental car cost for this time). They replaced not only the clutch disc, but the flywheel and associated bearings and parts. Apparently they consider replacing the clutch at 2 years / 20k miles to be "normal wear and tear" and not under warranty. In my opinion, the fact that it wore out so quickly, in itself, means it was defective.
Good for 30,000, then all heck breaks loose
lunaris, 12/2/2012
I don't generally review cars, but my experience with this vehicle was so horrible that I felt motivated to counter some of the shameless praise the Mazda 3 receives on this website. To put it bluntly, my Mazda 3 was a troubled vehicle. It was loud from the first day (I knew it would be), but the noise level rose as time passed. The tires wore down very quickly, and were extremely expensive to replace. But, what ultimately killed me was the clutch. Just over 41k miles, the clutch began acting up. I know a fair bit about cars and realized what it was immediately. Come to find that the clutch is a chronic issue for this car -- with many failing far earlier. And even at 15 or 18k, Mazda...
All Around Winner
ClausS, 11/21/2010
To the person that wants rims and not hubcaps--buy ANY trim level except the very cheapest and you have alloys? That's a no brainer - The 2011 is near exactly the same as the 10 but the rear headrests tilt and they added a Moonroof/Bose pac as standard on all GT trims so the only upgrade it the tech which they toyed with by trading the aforementioned for the Xenons, Leds and rain sense wipers + auto headlight. Also switched to Synthetic 0W-20 oil! good move! Great car others pale, a honda fit? please 15" rims -zzz , I love the design as its grown on me and quite frankly I'm sick of insecure people that need mean looking cars , the smile is great! as is the car!
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Features & Specs

MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
167 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
167 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
167 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
167 hp @ 6000 rpm
See all Used 2011 Mazda 3 features & specs

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall2 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall2 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger2 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat2 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2011 Mazda 3
Used 2011 Mazda 3 Overview

The Used 2011 Mazda 3 is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A), s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A), s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A), i Touring 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5A), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5A), s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M), s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 5A), s Sport 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), i Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M), s Grand Touring 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6M), s Grand Touring 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M), and i SV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2011 Mazda 3 trim styles:

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