MSRP: $24,200*


  • 263-hp, turbocharged MZR 2.3L engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • EPA-EST 18 city/25 Highway MPG


Sporty. Agile. Fierce.

With its aggressive lines, bold curves, imposing hood scoop and signature five-point black grille, there’s no mistaking that Mazdaspeed3 is the brute of the compact litter. The sloping roofline and rear spoiler converge on a convenient-yet-stylish hatchback rear-end for an aerodynamic exterior. The result: a quieter, more fuel-efficient ride with looks that can launch a traffic jam.

Mazdaspeed Style

From exclusive black painted exterior accents to high-tech conveniences, Mazdaspeed3 demands attention as much as it commands the road. A sport-tuned dual exhaust system; sleek, heated side mirrors; a unique rear lower valence and inner spoiler; and wide-set 18-inch gunmetal alloy wheels with low-profile all-season radial tires are just some of the racing-inspired details that sit atop this beast of a compact.

Advanced Illumination

Standard halogen headlights brightly illuminate the path ahead, or choose the available self-leveling Bi-Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights and instant-on LED taillights for brighter, sharper light in all conditions. A first for the compact segment, the available Adaptive Front-lighting System pivots the headlight beam based on speed and steering angle to illuminate the curves ahead, while the available halogen fog lights help improve vision in inclement weather.



Mission Control

Mazdaspeed3’s cabin was designed to excite before you even rev the engine, boasting a spacious interior; stylish, ergonomic seating and a dashboard full of features.

  • Available Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Welcome Lighting System and sporty high-contrast gauges with a turbo boost gauge
  • Standard front bucket seats with leather trim and Mazdaspeed3-unique red contrast stitching
  • Race-inspired aluminum alloy pedals
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seating and easy-access hatchback provide increased cargo capacity

Mazda Navigation

Mazda has partnered with TomTom, the industry leader in navigation systems, to bring you state-of-the-art navigation, so you’ll always know the most efficient routes to your destination. Available with the Mazdaspeed3 Technology Package, the fully integrated in-dash system uses intuitive voice recognition so you can keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road.

Download the 2013 Mazda Navigation Manual.

Audio & Entertainment

Enjoy crisp, immersive sound delivered through an available 265-watt, 10-speaker Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound System. AudioPilot® ambient noise compensation technology, 7-channel custom dynamic equalization and digital signal processing provide optimum sound clarity, depth and realism. Connect your iPod®** or other MP3 device with the standard USB audio input port or the auxiliary-audio input jack. For even more tunes on the go, Mazda3 offers available HD Radio, Pandora® Internet radio connectivity and SiriusXM Satellite Radio.**


Bluetooth® Phone & Audio Connectivity

Keeping your eyes on the road and hands on the wheel has never been easier. With the standard Bluetooth® hands-free system with voice command, making and receiving calls is as easy as pushing a button and saying hello. You can also stream music wirelessly using the convenient steering-wheel mounted controls, and the available SMS-to-audio feature can even read your incoming text messages through your vehicle’s audio system.



Barely-tamed Power

Mazdaspeed3 is powered by nothing less than a turbocharged, direct-injected jolt of automotive adrenaline. Under the hood is a 263-horsepower, all-aluminum MZR 2.3L engine that cranks out 280 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm. Chain-driven dual overhead cams and variable intake-valve timing, combined with the Warner-Hitachi K04 turbocharger and air-to-air intercooler, help improve engine breathing to deliver untamed power and torque from green light to red.

Precision Shifting

The standard 6-speed close-ratio short-throw manual gearbox is quick and eager to transfer Mazdaspeed3’s turbocharged power to the pavement. It’s teamed with a torque-sensing conical limited-slip differential and the Mazda Advanced Torque Management System for extra control and serious grip.

Mazdaspeed Handling

Track-proven at Nűrburgring Raceway in Germany and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, this sport compact is tuned and toned to perform. Its 4-wheel independent MacPherson strut front and E-type multilink rear suspension give the Mazdaspeed3 its agile, precise handling. Front and rear stabilizer bars help keep the vehicle level in tight turns, while large 12.6-inch vented front rotors help dissipate heat faster for better control when braking. Finally, the revolutionary Electro-Hydraulic Power Assist Steering improves pinpoint steering power, enhances agility and increase fuel economy for the ultimate handling package.



Active Safety Features

You can’t put a price on safety, so we didn’t. These advanced safety features are standard on Mazdaspeed3:

  • 4-wheel disc brakes with an ABS and Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution ensures maximum stopping power
  • Dynamic Stability Control†† and Traction Control System
  • Tire-Pressure Monitoring System

Crash Protection

We’re serious about safety. So we analyzed every angle of the Mazdaspeed3 with protection in mind. “Triple H” construction, high tensile steel reinforcements and additional spot welds improve structural rigidity and strength without adding extra weight. Active front head rests and six standard airbags‡‡, including advanced front and front side-impact airbags and fast-inflating air curtains, help protect the driver and passengers in the event of a collision. Should the airbags deploy, the E911 feature, part of the Mazdaspeed3 Technology Package, uses Bluetooth® and your paired phone to call 911 automatically.

Blind Spot Monitoring

You can’t always see every car on the road. That's why the available class-exlusive Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) System*** is here to help. It utilizes motion sensor technology to automatically warn you when a vehicle enters your blind spot by illuminating an icon in the corresponding side mirror. The icon blinks and a warning chime sounds when the driver initiates the turn signal.

Adaptive Front-Lighting System

The best way to help protect you and your passengers starts with seeing what’s ahead of you. The Adaptive Front-lighting System—a first in the compact class—automatically pivots the headlight beam up to 15° in the direction of your turn, based on vehicle speed and steering angle, thereby improving visibility and allowing you to spot potential hazards in your path.




* Starting at $24,200 plus $795 destination (Alaska $840) for Mazdaspeed3 Touring with 6-speed manual transmission. MSRP excludes taxes, title and license fees. Actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for complete details.

† Based on EPA estimates for 2013 Mazdaspeed3 models with 2.3L engine and manual transmission 18 city/25 Highway MPG. Actual results will vary.

‡ iPod is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc.

** Not equipped for XM Radio reception. SiriusXM Satellite Radio reception requires a subscription and Mazda satellite radio. Subscriptions to SiriusXM services are sold by SiriusXM after a 4-month trial subscription to the Sirius Select package expires and are continuous until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at Sirius satellite services available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA, DC, and P.R. (with coverage limitations). Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

†† Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether DSC will be effective in preventing loss of control. Please see your owner’s manual for further details.

‡‡ Always wear your seat belt and secure children in the rear seats in appropriate child restraints.

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