With its distinctive snout, smooth flanks and shapely rear end, it looks more like a downsized European-bred machine than a Japanese car that starts well under $20,000.
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8.3 sec0 to 60 Acceleration
4.0Performance and Handling see details
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2.2Safety Features see details
4.8Passenger Space see details
unavailableCargo Capacity see details
|The Mazda Mazda3 is available in 5 trims:|
| 2005 MazdaMazda3 s 4dr Sedan|
2005 MazdaMazda3 sp23 4dr Sedan
2005 MazdaMazda3 s 4dr Hatchback
2005 MazdaMazda3 i 4dr Sedan
2005 MazdaMazda3 sp23 4dr Hatchback
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