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Car Research and Facts: How to Pick the 2013 Mazda3

Last updated 5 years ago

With its sporty looks, enthralling driving dynamics, and affordable price, the Mazda3 is Mazda’s top selling car. If you are doing some heavy car research and you’re considering a new Mazda Mazda3, read the following article to get the facts about the different models available to you at Brown’s Alexandria Mazda, and how to pick the best one for you:

Mazda3 i

The Mazda3 i is available in four different sub trims. The Mazda3 i SV is the base model, available only in sedan trim, and comes with a 148-horsepower engine and five-speed manual transmission. The Mazda3 i Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring come with the new SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 155 horsepower and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. In addition to providing faster acceleration, this Mazda also offers a big improvement in fuel economy to 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway. Opt for one of the Touring trims if you want premium features like Bluetooth® connectivity and keyless ignition.

Mazda3 s

The Mazda3 s comes only in the Grand Touring sub trim. With this model, you’ll get an upgrade in power in the form of a 167-horsepower engine with a six-speed manual transmission. You’ll also get upgrades like bi-xenon headlights, LED taillights, automatic windshield wipers, and sport seats.


It’s hard to find a better-looking, faster hatchback than the MazdaSpeed3 for the price. This hot hatch comes with a 263-horsepower engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and sports-tuned brakes and suspension components. It even comes with top-of-the-line upscale amenities like a Bose stereo with 10 speakers and Bluetooth connectivity.

See which Mazda3 trim is best for your needs and desires by going on a test drive at Brown’s Alexandria Mazda. Call us at (888) 842-2790 for more information about any of the Mazda3 trims, and visit our website to see all of the new and used cars our dealership has in stock.

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