Updated for 2007, the Mazda3 is either a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback wagon that offers seating capacity for up-to-five. There are four trim levels to choose from – the Sport, the Touring, the GT, and the MAZDASPEED3 all with front-wheel-drive configuration. The Sport and Touring feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 148 horsepower and a five-speed manual transmission standard, while the GT features a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 156 horsepower. The MAZDASPEED3 adds a turbocharger to the 2.3-liter engine to bump power to 263 hp. All models, except the MAZDASPEED3 are offered with the optional four-speed automatic transmission.Read more Read less
For 2007, a high-performance Mazdaspeed3 joins the Mazda3 lineup. On all variants, the body shell has been upgraded for 2007, with improved local rigidity for a stiffer, safer body and improved handling; the suspension has also been retuned for better stability. Also, audio systems have been upgraded with auxiliary input jacks, 12-volt power outlets are now standard, and new rear-seat armrests have integrated cupholders. Also, minor changes to the sedan's trunklid and bumper trim allow easier opening and loading.
Fuel efficiency; handling; five-door body style; performance for the money (Mazdaspeed3).
The 2007 Mazda3 is one of the most nimble, best-handling small cars, and the five-door models especially stand out among competing models for their sporty silhouette and hatchback convenience. And both the i and s models have impressive fuel economy. The Mazdaspeed3 is one of the most powerful front-wheel-drive cars available, and one of the fastest cars in its affordable price range.