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2011 Mazda 3

By luanpa in | October 2, 2010 | (1) Comment

The 2011 Mazda 3 lineup sees expanded feature availability on some models, and other versions get some new standard equipment.

Inside, like outside, the new Mazda3 is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. A wrap-around dash top, similar to that used on the Honda Civic, contains radio and climate control information, as well as a small optional navigation screen. The luxury quota is way up – Mazda says that it wanted to give buyers a reason to step out of larger, less efficient cars into the 3, so it upped content substantially. Class-first features like driver’s seat memory, steering-linked Xenon headlamps and dual-zone automatic climate control are all optional on the 3.

The braking system has been improved with a new vacuum booster that provides a more responsive feel to light pedal efforts.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 148 horsepower at 6500 rpm and 135 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm. Aluminum block and head construction saves weight, while dual overhead camshafts improve efficiency and performance.

The new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is borrowed from the larger new Mazda6. It shares the same construction features of the 2.0-liter engine while upping output to 167 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 168 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. Both engines employ advanced electronic throttle actuation.

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1 response to "2011 Mazda 3"

  1. Pictures posted are of good resolution. The vehicle is pretty decent with the performance and engine specs.