2015 Mazda 3 review


Precise handling; very good fuel economy; quick acceleration; top crash safety scores; refined interior with intuitive controls; available hatchback body style; many advanced features are available.

Stiff ride with larger wheels and tires; not as quiet as some other top rivals.

2015 mazda 3

What’s New for 2015

The 2015 Mazda 3s, with its larger 2.5-liter engine, is now available with a six-speed manual transmission. There are also minor adjustments to standard and optional equipment availability.

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2015 Mazda 3 price

Average Price Paid

2015 mazda 3 review

2015 Mazda 3 sedan specs

TRANSMISSION 6-speed Shiftable Automatic
BASIC WARRANTY 3 Yr./ 36000 Mi.
DRIVE TRAIN Front Wheel Drive

2015 mazda 3 sedan

2015 Mazda 3 engine


Engine type: SKYACTIV-G 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT/SKYACTIV-G 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder with VVT
Horsepower: 155 hp @ 6000 rpm/184 hp @ 5700 rpm
Torque: 150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm/185 lb-ft @ 3250 rpm
Redline: 6800 rpm/6500 rpm
Displacement (cc): 1998/2488
Bore x stroke (mm): 83.5 x 91.2 89.0 x 100.0
Compression ratio: 13.0 : 1 13.0 : 1
Fuel system: Advanced Direct Injection
Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded
Valve train: Chain-driven dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder with variable intake valve timing (VVT) Chain-driven dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder with variable intake valve timing (VVT)

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2015 mazda 3 price

Ignition system: Direct coil-on-plug electronic ignition with platinum-tipped spark plugs
Engine block: Aluminum alloy
Cylinder head: Aluminum alloy
Emission control type (Fed/Cal): Tier2 – BIN5 /PZEV Tier2 – BIN5 / PZEV (AT); Tier2 – BIN5 / ULEV (MT)

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
Manual transmission (city/hwy)† 29 / 40 and 26 / 35
Automatic transmission (city/hwy)† 30 / 40 and 27 / 37
Automatic transmission with i-ELOOP (city/hwy)† (28 / 39 with i-ELOOP)

2015 mazda 3 engine

Drive train
Type Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Manual transmission SKYACTIV-MT 6-speed overdrive
Automatic transmission SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed electronically controlled automatic with manual shift mode SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed electronically controlled automatic with manual-shift mode and sport function

Steering type Power rack-and-pinion with variable assist
Powers assist Electric Power Assist Steering
Overall steering ratio 14 : 1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock 2.57
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft) 34.78
Suspension 4-wheel independent
– Front MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
– Rear Multilink with stabilizer bar
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
– Front 11.02-inch vented disc 11.61-inch vented disc
– Rear 10.43-inch solid disc 10.43-inch solid disc
– ABS 4-wheel, 4-channel with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist
4-wheel, 4-channel with Electronic Brake force Distribution and Brake Assist
Wheel size (in) 16 x 6.5 18 x 7.0
Tire size P205/60R16 all-season radial P215/45R18 all-season radial

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mazda 3 review 2015

Weights & Capacities
Curb weight (lbs)
– Manual transmission 2852/2978
– Automatic transmission 2919/3018
Fuel capacity (gallons) 13.2

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