2013 Mazda3 5-door Overview
What’s New for the 2013 Mazda3 5-door
For the 2013 model year, the Mazda3 5-door gains new electronic features, such as a larger screen for the navigation system. There are also some new changes to both standard and optional features.
2013 Mazda3 5-door Exterior
With the Mazda3 5-door hatchback, Mazda takes sportiness and amplifies it, offering the perfect car for those looking for the perfect mixture of performance and practicality. The sloping front end contrasts with the angular hatchback creating a unique look that turns heads wherever it goes.
2013 Mazda3 5-door Performance
There are two different engine options for the Mazda3 hatchback. The first is a Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. For this powertrain, a six-speed manual transmission comes standard, though a six-speed automatic is optional. The second engine option is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces slightly more power with 167 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual is also standard on this engine, along with an optional five-speed automatic.
2013 Mazda3 5-door Efficiency
According to the EPA, estimated fuel efficiency is rated at 32 mpg combined for the automatic and 31 combined for the 2.0-liter engine, while the 2.5-liter is rated at 23 mpg combined with the manual and 25 combined with the automatic.
2013 Mazda3 5-door Interior
Clearly displayed gauges and easy-to-use controls come together to create a driver-oriented cabin that emphasizes Mazda’s typical driver-centered design. At night, the Mazda3 becomes more modern with red and blue ambient lighting throughout the cabin, while the list of premium features offered on Grand Touring models keep the 3 at the top option for its class. Cargo space is plentiful, thanks to the Mazda3 5-door’s hatchback design.
2013 Mazda3 5-door Safety
Government crash testing found the 2013 Mazda3 to be worthy of four out of five stars for overall crash-worthiness, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the Mazda3 the highest rating of “Good” in the frontal-offset, side-impact, and roof strength tests.
- Tommy TaylorContributor
Tommy Taylor is the General Manager at Atzenhoffer Chevrolet Cadillac Mazda Mitsubishi. Tommy is the great grandson of Ed Atzenhoffer (founder of the dealership), and joined the dealership in September 2003 after graduating from Texas Christian University. He worked throughout the dealership in various departments before becoming General Manager.