Wouldn't it be nice if you could have a car that's perfect for the family, zips from 0-60 in 6.3 seconds, and starts at just $24,000? It definitely would be. And, well, it is.
Meet the 2012 MazdaSpeed3, a mighty little hatchback powered by a 263-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission. It was inspired by the original Mazda3, so it's every bit as functional and safe as you'd expect it to be. It's just that Mazda took one look at the original and thought, "What could we do to make this more fun?"
Or, as they say on their website, "We started with something very good, then made it very, very naughty."1 Take a look at the specs below, and then contact Team Mazda Subaru to arrange a test drive. We're happy to answer your questions online or even in person at 6218 Cleveland Blvd Caldwell, ID 83607.
-2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine; 263-horsepower
and 280 pound-feet torque
-Front-wheel drive with six-speed manual
-18 mpg city/25 mpg highway
-Limited slip differential
-4 wheel disc brakes and a 60 mph stop distance of only 113 feet
Comfort and Accessories:
-Full power accessories
-60/40 fold-down split rear seat
-Leather Mazdaspeed sport seats
-Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
-10-speaker Bose audio system with iPod connectivity and Satellite radio
-Bluetooth handsfree streaming
-Steering wheel-mounted controls
-42.8 cubic feet of cargo space with rear seats down
-18-inch aluminum alloy wheels
-Functional hood scoop
-Mazdaspeed rear spoiler
-Sport-tuned dual-exhaust with chrome tips