The 2010 Mazda3 may have virtually the same dimensions as its predecessor but the styling has changed quite a bit with exterior lines that are sharper and bolder. The front face, primarily the grille, has also been tweaked for better aerodynamics and reduction of wind noise. For a glimpse at the interior changes, host Jessi Lang, covers the updates in the ’10 Mazda3 car review video.
Under the hood, the Mazda3 boasts a 2.0 L engine that produces 148 horsepower at 6,500 and 135 lb-ft of torque at 4,500. The 3 gets moderately good gas mileage, averaging 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. For 2010, the Mazda 3 is still reasonably priced under $20,000. The 5-speed manual starts at $17,500, but as tested tops out a little higher at $18,965