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navigation unit is an unheard-of feature in a car in this price range
Kelley Blue Book
five trim levels available for the sedan
Touring Value edition offers features that in the past were only offered with much pricier models
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.”
2009 Mazda 3s offer a wide range of body styles, trims, and features to fit most any budget.