We at Autobytel have been fans of the Mazda3, finding it to be a fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive competitor in a class of car known more for staid practicality. We recently reviewed the mid-level Mazda3 and found it to offer a pleasant combination of class-leading fuel efficiency and above par handling.
We haven’t tested the hotter version of the Mazda3, known appropriately as the Mazdaspeed3, in a while. The current generation of the Mazdaspeed3 was introduced for the 2010 model year (the first became available in 2007). We have a Mazda3 buyer’s guide to the different model years of the car. Read on to see our impressions of the 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3.