2004 Mazda Mazda3

At a Glance

Pricing $17,105 - $18,005
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.3l I4
Transmissions A4, M5
Fuel Economy 24-25 (city), 29-32 (highway)

The long-awaited replacement for the compact Mazda Protégé offers distinctive styling in a large upscale interior. The upright style of the five door Mazda3 provides ample headroom and a spacious feeling interior. It is only offered in an S trim level which includes a 160hp, 2.3L I4 engine and a standard 5-speed manual tramission. Alloy wheels and 4 wheel disc brakes are also standard. Starting at around $16k, the Mazda3 is one of the more inexpenisve ways to get an economical, yet solid and upscale feeling compact car.

What Changed:

The all-new Mazda3 wagon replaces the Protege5 compact wagon in Mazdas lineup.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
MAZDA3 5-Door 2.3l I4 (160-bhp) A4 FWD $18,005
MAZDA3 5-Door 2.3l I4 (160-bhp) M5 FWD $17,105