Available in a broad range of trim levels, in either a four door Sedan or Hatchback body style, the 2008 MAZDA3 is a sporty compact offering plenty of positives as economy cars go. In addition to responsive power under the hood and a solid build, the MAZDA3 comes equipped with a base 148 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder or a 156 horsepower 2.3-liter 4-cylinder with adequate comfort and convenience features like air conditioning, front bucket seats, steering wheel audio controls and AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite radio. Safety features include front and side-impact airbags.Read more Read less
For 2008, the popular MAZDA3 sees an important safety upgrade: standard on all s trim cars will be front seat side-impact air bags, as well as full-length side curtain air bags. Superficial changes include new colors like Golden Sand, Copper Red, Stormy Blue, and Metropolitan Gray, while True Red is unique to the MAZDASPEED3. All five-door models feature a revised rear bumper, and Grand Touring models now have standard power seats. Coming later in 2008 will be a new trim level--i Touring Value, which replaces the i Touring. It will feature 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a color-keyed grille, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever, and an anti-lock brake/air bags safety package.
Fuel efficiency; sporty handling; flexible five-door body style; performance for the money (MAZDASPEED3).
The 2008 MAZDA3 is one of the most nimble, best-handling small cars on the market, and the five-door models especially stand out among competing models for their sporty silhouette and hatchback convenience. Both the i and s models have impressive fuel economy and the MAZDASPEED3 is one of the most powerful front-wheel-drive cars available, as well as one of the fastest cars in its affordable price range.