2011 Mazda 3 i Sport

2011 Mazda 3 i Sport

$18k car, designed & built in Japan 24 city / 33 hwy 348-478 mile range, gas engine
148 hp 122 cu. in. 4-cylinder 5 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

What are people saying about the 3

"Energetic 2.5-liter engine."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's engine
"A five-speed automatic is optional."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's transmission
"Benchmark handling."
edmunds.com | talking about the vehicle's handling

Pros

The 3 i Sport vs other Recent cars

Highway gas mileage Good highway fuel efficiency Help
33 mpg
Driver side crash test Safer for the driver in side collisions Help
5 stars
MSRP Very inexpensive Help
$18,350
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
Has speed sensitive volume Has speed-sensitive volume Help
Curb-to-curb turning radius Much tighter turning radius Help
17.1 ft
Front driver crash test Safer for the driver in head-on collisions Help
5 stars
child door locks Child door locks Help
Standard
Cupholders Many cupholders Help
8
Transmission Has a semi-automatic transmission Help

Cons

The 3 i Sport vs other Recent cars

0-60 mph Sluggish 0-60 time Help
9.4 seconds
Air compressor Naturally-aspirated engine Help
Drivetrain type Worse drivetrain traction Help
front-wheel drive
Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.81 g
Rear passenger crash test Less safe for passengers in the rear in side collisions Help
2 stars
basic warranty miles Shorter basic warranty Help
36,000 mile
cruise control Cruise control Help
Not Available
keyless entry Keyless entry Help
Not Available
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
Ground clearance Below average ground clearance for rough terrain Help
4.7"
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
premium radio Premium radio Help
Not Available
1/4 mile Pokey 1/4 mile time Help
17.2 s s @ 83.0 mph mph
Braking distance at 60mph Really lengthy braking distance from 60mph Help
145 ft
Horsepower Somewhat underpowered Help
148 HP @ 6,500 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio Less sporty performance Help
19.7 lb/hp
Rollover resistance Higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change Help
4 stars
basic warranty years Shorter-lasting basic warranty Help
3 year
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available
leather Leather Help
Not Available
navigation system Navigation system Help
Not Available
power seats Power seats Help
Not Available
Has rear spoiler Doesn't have a rear spoiler Help
Number of speakers Few speakers Help
4

Other Trims

This model comes with a semi-automatic transmission, but the 3 i Sport is also available with a manual transmission.

Discussion What do you think about the 2011 Mazda 3 i Sport?

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