2010 Mazda 3 Consumer Review: performance in a hatchback

2010 Mazda 3 Hatchback - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

326 Total Reviews

All Models

Build Quality
Reliability Value
performance in a hatchback
By MnMazda on


2010 Mazda 3 s Sport 4dr Hatchback (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


Recently purchased Mazda 3 hatchback with 2.5 liter engine and 6 spd manual transmission. After 1000 miles of local use, we took a 4000 mile driving vacation through the Rockies and Arizona/Utah. For two people, the cargo capacity of the hatch was great. The car performed flawlessly, with plenty of power in the mountains, and easy cruising at 75+ mph on the freeways. Our average mpg over 4000 miles was 29.5, most miles at freeway cruise. Handling was crisp and confident in the mountains, and comfort was very good on long driving days. Plenty of power and speed in freeway passing situations. The more that I drive this car, the more I like it.

Best Features

2.5 engine has plenty of power, and is smooth and quiet at 3000+ rpm freeway cruising speeds. The car's style makes a statement, and I think that the smiling front end is destined to be a classic, like the famous Austin Sprite. Handling is superb. Fuel economy is good for such a quick car.

Worst Features

The Yokohama Avid tires are performance rated, and handle great. You will hear more road noise, though, especially on rough pavement. I'm not sure that a quieter tire would give the performance that the Yokohamas do.
Recommend (0) (0)

Are you the author of this review?

Update Your Review
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.


Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.