Mazda 3 2010
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Mazda 3: Well equipped base model, Cabin ergonomics, Optional SKYACTIV engine
The 2010 Mazda 3 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
The Mazda 3 is also known as the Mazda Axela (Japan and China) in markets outside Australia.
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Mazda 3 2010 Price and Specs
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Diesel||Hatchback||2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$5,950||$10,990|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO||$5,999||$12,990|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN||$6,990||$9,990|
|Maxx Sport||Hatchback||2.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO||$5,999||$13,990|
|Diesel||Sedan||2.2L Diesel 6 SP MAN||$5,950||$10,990|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO||$5,999||$12,990|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN||$6,990||$9,990|
|Maxx Sport||Sedan||2.0L ULP 5 SP AUTO||$5,999||$13,990|
Mazda 3 2010 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mazda 3 2010 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Best first car options?
Do not buy a Cruze, or buy a European brand. They will prove costly. It's best to go for the cars that are well proven over many years. The Lancer is a good one, but so too is the Toyota Yaris or Corolla, Suzuki Swift, Mazda2 or 3, or Mitsubishi Colt.
What's a safe, small car under $15,000?
I wouldn’t recommend the Focus or the Golf, European is not the way to go. The best choices are the Mazda3, Mitsubishi Lancer and the Hyundai i30.
Best small hatch for $12k
Typically you're looking at a car around 2010 vintage for that money, so it's got a few years on it and will have done a few kays. With that in mind it's best to go for a car that's going to give you a good run for your money over a few years. Steer clear of European brands, that includes Ford as its small cars come out of Europe, and go for a solid brand with a good reputation for reliability. In my view that means a Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3, Mitsubishi Lancer, Kia Rio, Hyundai i30.
Honda Civic vs Mazda 3
Both cars are good ones, and I’m sure you would be happy with either of them. If I had to choose I would probably go for the Mazda, for its economy and servicing costs, and I believe it would be a little more comfortable. The Civic is a very good car, though; it’s well built and a delight to drive.
Mazda 3 2010 Towing capacity
The Mazda 3 has maximum towing capacity of 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Mazda 3 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|NEO||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||900kg|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||900kg|
|Maxx||Hatchback||2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||900kg|
|NEO||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||900kg|
|NEO||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||900kg|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||900kg|
|Maxx||Sedan||2.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||900kg|