2006 Mazda Mazda3 – Top Speed

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2006 Mazda Mazda3

5-Speed Automatic Horsepower @ 156@650 Torque @ RPM: Displacement: 2260 L 0-60 11.3 sec. Top Speed: 115 mph

North American Operations an updated and revised version of the 4-Door i and s sedan and 5-Door s at the Greater New York International Show. MAZDA3 is the company#8217;s vehicle in North America, and has a hit with customers and media

When MAZDA3 launched in 2003, it forced customers to what was possible in a C-segment as it offered exhilarating driving emotional styling and high of craftsmanship unseen before in price and size class. The model takes these to a new level, offering improved characteristics for both engines, styling enhancements and fit-and-finish and trim revisions.

Two body two personalities

Both the 4-Door s and 5-Door s have a more look: the 4-Door promotes a f stability, while the 5-Door is the model in the MAZDA3 lineup and a youthful personality.


Matured powertrain line up

The lineup for the MAZDA3 continues to be the MZR for i models and MZR 2.3-liter on s models, P-ZEV compliant in California-emission Tier 2 Bin 5 in Federal states. All ratings are now compliant with new SAE standards, with t he 2.0-liter producing 148 hp (144 hp in P-ZEV at 6,500 rpm* and maximum of 135 lb-ft (132lb-ft in PZEV at 4,500 rpm*. The 2.3-liter now produces 156 hp (151hp in P-ZEV of maximum power at 6,500 and maximum torque of 150 lb-ft at rpm (149 lb-ft at 4,500 rpm in trim)*.

Both 2.0- and 2.3-liter continue to employ a high-accuracy throttle control, along sequential valve timing Optimal adjustment of the engine#8217;s valve operation in response to conditions achieves high efficiency. Together with a induction system ( VIS), allows the engine to achieve torque throughout the whole rev

A f ive‑speed manual transmission standard on all models. Also is the availability of Sport AT automatic for the both the 2.0-liter (four-speed) and (five-speed) and both have that allow the driver to shift gears up or down.

evolution of Mazda3 acclaimed and chassis

The MacPherson strut suspension has improved damper and has been tuned to improve response and reduce understeer. The rear suspension receives the performance revisions, ensuring rear‑end stability during cornering.

In addition. the revised mean superior aerodynamics to better fuel economy. high‑speed acceleration and better stability.

New interior features

systems have been with an auxiliary audio and 12-volt power outlets are now for all models, providing the driver or the option of bringing their own audio player to enjoy favorite music in the car.

levels of safety

Headquartered in Calif. Mazda North Operations oversees the sales, parts and customer service of Mazda vehicles in the United Canada and Mexico through 900 dealers. Operations in Canada are by Mazda Canada, Inc. in Ontario, Canada, and in Mexico by Motor de Mexico in Mexico

Model Lineup

Two engines are both four-cylinders. Mazda 3s come with the larger, powerful 2.3-liter engine, and are as a four-door sedan or five-door The Mazda 3i available only as a sedan comes with the 2.0-liter engine.

The Mazda 3i sedan ($13,710) comes wind-up windows and manual locks, four-speaker AM/FM/CD tilt and telescope steering with audio controls, steel wheels with tires, side repeater and a stainless steel exhaust A five-speed manual gearbox is a four-speed automatic transmission is optional. Air conditioning is optional and comes with a pollen

The 3i Touring sedan ($15,990) standard with air conditioning the pollen filter, plus windows, locks and mirrors; keyless entry; cruise a height-adjustable driver#8217;s seat; and audio; and 16-inch cast wheels with more 205/55HR16 tires.

The Mazda 3s ($16,880) and 5-Door hatchback come with the more engine; all of the i-Touring equipment, anti-lock brakes (ABS) Electronic Brake-force Distribution variable-intermittent windshield wipers; steering wheel and shift brighter interior upholstery and electroluminescent gauges that for intensity; and delayed courtesy A five-speed manual transmission is and a five-speed automatic is optional

The 3s Touring sedan and hatchback the same manufacturer#8217;s suggested price ($17,615). They with all 3s equipment and add side-impact and airbags; side-sill extensions; and tires on 17-inch alloy

The 3s Grand Touring sedan and ($19,165) add heated leather automatic climate control, computer, xenon headlamps automatic on/off, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a tire-pressure and a more sophisticated security

An option package ($890) a power glass sunroof a six-CD changer is available for 3i 3s, and 3s Touring. For the 3s Grand Touring Mazda packages the sunroof and changer with a 222-watt premium sound system DVD-based satellite navigation is also available on 3s Grand only. Leather seating is ($590) on 3s Touring.

Spoilers, mats, fog lights, stereo and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror Homelink are available as dealer-installed

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Safety features include front airbags that the driver#8217;s position and the weight of the passenger. Side-impact and side-curtain are standard on 3s Touring and 3s Grand Optional safety packages add the airbags to the 3s ($245) and full protection and ABS to the 3i ($395).

ABS with EBD is on all 3s models.

Both the 3i and 3s are available as Zero Emissions Vehicles in California, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. The no-cost option 5-7 horsepower for significant reductions in All Mazda 3 models meet II Bin 5 Federal standards for near-zero emissions.

Test drives

The larger, more powerful engine that comes the Mazda 3 s has plenty of spirit, but you to work the manual shifter to get the benefit of it. It makes 160 horsepower, but it is, all, a normally aspirated turbocharged) four-cylinder, so there#8217;s not a ton of at low rpm. At 1000 rpm it generates 120 pound-feet, which climbs to 140 at and peaks at 150 at a relatively high rpm.

Be prepared to downshift to accelerate either with the manual gearbox or the five-speed automatic.

the door and you#8217;ll be greeted by an panel that would at home in Mazda#8217;s racy sports coupe. The instrument features three deep with the tachometer and speedometer straight down at the 6 o#8217;clock at rest-very sporty. The idea from racing where you to have the higher rpm on the tach in line of sight.

Redline is rpm, but the engine is happy to 7000. The 16-valve head is sophisticated, with variable timing and a variable induction that optimizes intake and torque. The block is aluminum, a cam chain rather than a and the exhaust manifold is stainless The engine is very smooth and at consistent freeway speeds, and has a sporty sound when revving under acceleration.

The Mazda 3 with the manual rates an EPA-estimated 26/32 per gallon City/Highway.

The MAZDA3 is on a platform that#8217;s shared Volvo#8217;s S40 sedan and V50 wagon, as as Ford#8217;s European Focus. The is a very stout chassis-a 40 percent stiffer than the designed to give a smooth, ride with the responsive you#8217;d expect from a European brand. That you get the same goodness in the MAZDA3 is a bonus for buyers in the know.

For 2006, Mazda has adapted valve timing and variable-length runners to the smaller, 2.0-liter as well. The spec sheet a why-bother gain of only 2 (from 148 to 150, both at rpm), and no change in rated (still 135 pound-feet at 4500 but those are only the peak The biggest benefit of both valve timing and a variable is usually a flatter torque while maintaining good horsepower.

So while we haven#8217;t a 2006 Mazda 3i (or even a torque curve for one on paper), we that that#8217;s the case And if so, it could mean a palpable in performance, across a broad rpm that is much larger those 2 horsepower would EPA estimates for the smaller engine are city/highway mpg with manual 26/34 with the automatic.

The five-speed manual transmission beautifully, especially the upshifts, were almost as smooth as an with no real driver Mazda worked hard on the synchronizers and cable linkage for friction.

Mazda now calls the automatic transmissions Sport (Last year it was Activematic.) way, it#8217;s a fancy but these are fancy transmissions. You can put the lever in Drive and go, but they feature a manual mode for quick shifting. Left to on their own, they#8217;re maintaining a gear going for engine braking or uphill to hunting.

Sport A/T has four gear when ordered on 3i, and five with 3s.

Handling is quick and making the Mazda 3 fun to drive. a blast on winding country It#8217;s also sharp, and steady in emergency lane-change Mazda#8217;s Electro-Hydraulic Power-Assisted (EHAPS) minimizes drag on the compared to a conventional belt-driven system. Mazda claims it reduces noise, vibration, and

The Ford group in England the Mazda 3 suspension, but the final was done by Mazda at its long, test track in Hiroshima.

3s models with the 2.3-liter come with slighter brakes than those on the 3i. We found the brakes on the 3s to be quite and sensitive; a mere light on the brake pedal around works nicely.

The 3 is certainly fun to drive. Power is supplied in the (and the 4-door s) by Mazda#8217;s 4-cylinder that pumps out a respectable 160 horsepower and 150 lb.-ft. of This is the same 4-cylinder in the larger MAZDA6 and, it gives the larger sibling of zip, it really makes the MAZDA3 fly. This is one of engines that feels throughout the entire rev range.

there#8217;s lots of low-end to make commuting a breeze, but it the spurs and, thanks to valve timing, you get a lovely to the redline accompanied by a delightful through the exhaust.

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