Have some aspirin handy when deciding which 2009 Mazda 3 you want because computing the choices will give you a headache. According to Edmunds, "There are five trim levels available for the Mazda 3 sedan: i Sport, i Touring, s Sport, s Touring and s Grand Touring." Confused yet? "The hatchback/wagon comes only in the s trims," they add.
Standard equipment on the 2009 Mazda 3 i Sport includes "a tilt/telescoping steering wheel with audio controls; cloth upholstery; split folding rear seat; AM/FM/CD stereo; auxiliary input jack; outside-temperature indicator; theft-deterrent system; and P195/65R15 tires on steel wheels,” says J.D. Power. The Touring trim of the Mazda 2009 3 i "adds air conditioning; cruise control; interior air filter; driver's seat height and lumbar adjustment; power windows, mirrors and door locks; remote keyless entry; and P205/55R16 tires on aluminum wheels."
According to Kelley Blue Book, the s models adds "a 2.3-liter engine, air conditioning, illuminated remote keyless entry, fog lights, dual power mirrors, power locks, power windows, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels." J.D. Power notes fog lights on the 2009 Mazda 3 s Sport and says the "s Sport hatchback also has a rear cargo cover, rear spoiler and P205/50R17 tires." Kelley Blue Book reports that all 2.3-liter 2009 Mazda 3s have "Dynamic Stability Control with Traction Control as standard equipment."
Of the 2009 Touring versions, the s Touring "gets the P205/50R17 tires as well as traction control and anti-skid control, while the top-line s Grand Touring provides leather upholstery, heated front seats, automatic climate control, trip computer, rain-sensing wipers and Xenon automatic headlights," according to J.D. Power.
Adds J.D. Power, "MazdaSpeed3 Sport has s Touring equipment, plus a limited-slip front differential, upgraded brakes, sport suspension and P215/45R18 tires. To this the MazdaSpeed3 Grand Touring adds automatic climate control; leather upholstery; Bose AM/FM radio with 6-disc CD changer; trip computer; rain sensing wipers; and Xenon automatic headlights.”
Kelley Blue Book points out the "navigation unit is an unheard-of feature in a car in this price range." And Edmunds says, "Available options include a sunroof, DVD-based navigation system, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, and remote engine starting.”