Fast Four #5

By Editors on June 9, 2010 8:09 AM

Mazda Mazdaspeed3

Fortified with a 263-horsepower 2.3-liter turbocharged engine that ships motive force to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission, the hottest member of the Mazda3 family matches a host of tastefully aggressive styling cues and confidence-building handling/braking enhancements with the practicality of a five-door hatchback configuration. Speaking of practicality, the Mazdaspeed3 also happens to be the most powerful front-drive performance car you can buy for less than $25,000. While it excels at creating impromptu adrenaline rushes, the Mazdaspeed3 does a solid job of people pampering and complements a lengthy roster of standard creature features with options that include both a navigation system and Bose premium audio.

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