Never afraid to be different, or to flex its engineering might, Mazda launched the Mazdaspeed3 in 2007 taking the sport compact segment by storm.
Mazdaspeed, the brand’s in house tuning and racing division, knows a thing or two about going fast, and outfitted the Mazda3 compact with a turbocharged 2.3L motor. Making 263 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, the Mazdaspeed3 was known for two things: going fast, and torque-steer.
But it turns out, that’s just what the sport compact buyers wanted. To date, little has been done to the formula of the Mazdaspeed3, and many find it to be an absolute performance bargain.