Other available features include a Bose 10-speaker premium surround sound system, Bluetooth connectivity for cell phones and portable media players, a dock for iPods, and Sirius Satellite Radio. It does tend to boom and whir more than you might like, though. That dimension is considered acceptable, but not exceptional, for the small car class. Remedy Mazda dealers will replace the both lift gate supports, free of charge, however parts are not currently available. The Mazda3 is available as a four-door sedan or four-door hatchback, and offers comfort and luxury features we're not used to seeing in a small car. The back seat will fit two adults fairly comfortably, provided the front occupants aren't too tall. These issues have plagued the Mazda3 for some time, and despite Mazda's efforts at reducing noise levels, many reviewers are still disappointed by the decibel level inside the Mazda3 2010.
With either a manual or automatic transmission in place, the package is fun, responsive, and around 10 percent more fuel efficient than the last generation. The Mazda3 has been reengineered for the 2010 model year. Key knobs and switches are positioned at the same level as the steering wheel and the shifter. Power windows and mirrors are provided for convenience, along with a tachometer and variable-intermittent front wipers and a rear defogger. An advanced keyless entry system includes push-button engine starting. Inside, the cockpit is more sophisticated and plusher than before, with refined shapes and expansive pieces of black and toned plastic, some of which looks less pleasing than other bits.
The base engine is a 148-horsepower 2. The result is a sporty car that feels firm and composed on the road, with moderate lean in turns. It's a common refrain: carmakers have to balance out look and feel with the cost of the cabin, and the Mazda3 balances the two better than most, but some color choices accent the grainier plastics. With its sportier character, better looks, and more useful interior space, the hatch is our choice between the two body styles. A navigation system is available, but it's a frustrating exercise to program with steering-wheel-mounted buttons; there's no touch controls on screen at all, and no way for the passenger to input destinations. Like other compact sedans, the 2010 Mazda3 is rated as a five-passenger vehicle, but in reality, it is more comfortable with only four onboard. Those who prefer a sportier driving experience will want the new 2.
The steering is sharp and precise, and the brakes provide a linear pedal feel. The readouts are easy to see and the steering wheel controls work intuitively. Higher trims also get Bluetooth, auto locks, dual climate control, and a multi-information display. Cloth upholstery is still standard for the front bucket and split-folding rear seats, however power door locks and remote keyless entry have been added to the power windows and mirrors. Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. The 2010 Mazda3 comes to market as an all-new model.
Owners may contact Mazda customer service at 1-800-222-5500. Regardless of engine choice, the spritely chassis is buttoned down thanks to higher tensile steel, thicker gauge metals, and extra gussets. Ingress and egress are good, and with fold-down rear seats, the trunk capacity grows considerably. Bluetooth is added here, as well as cruise control. The lift-over height is high, though, and the opening to the trunk is a bit narrow.
Power windows and mirrors are standard, along with intermittent front wipers and a rear defogger. The 2010 Mazda3 continues this trend with first-in-class bi-xenon adaptive lighting standard on the Grand Touring model. It keeps the same basic architecture, with some upgrades. The problem: Power steering failure, caused by rust contamination in pipes that connect the steering pump to… Before a recall is officially issued by the government, an investigation must normally occur first. Bodystyles: Sedan, Hatchback Engines: 2.
For the 2010 Mazda3, Mazda's designers and engineers take a few steps toward improving overall passenger comfort, though that isn't necessarily a sore point in the outgoing Mazda3 model. The Mazda3 options list also includes rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, leather upholstery, and heated seats and side mirrors. Writers say the seats are cushy but only shorter passengers should try them out. The 2010 Mazda3 carries on that tradition with a wide selection of standard and optional features spread across the trims that should appease almost any sport compact customer, though some options aren't available on all trims. However, Mazda cannot be congratulated for offering all the right safety features as standard on the Mazda3. The 2010 Mazda 3 is a premium car in a compact package.
A three-position memory function has been added to cars equipped with power seats—another first for the segment and not offered on any competitor's compact car. For those of us who would rather avoid accidents in the first place, Mazda outfits the Mazda3 2010 with a few noteworthy safety features. Like its predecessor, the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 offers available seating for five, though reviews read by TheCarConnection. Mazda rightly points out that in many countries …. Otherwise, the i Sport is identical, with cloth upholstery, 16-inch wheels, front bucket seats, and a split-folding rear. It gets new styling inside and out, a larger, more powerful engine, new transmissions, and even more luxury and technology amenities than the generous helping it offered before. In the affected vehicles, the seat height adjustment lifter links may break or detach from the seat frame and the seat angle may incline causing the driver to not be able to maintain an appropriate driving position.