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Mazda Mazda3 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2008)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2008 Mazda Mazda3 specs.

2008 Mazda Mazda3 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in
Length 178.3 in 176.6 in
Width 69.1 in 69.1 in
Height 57.7 in 57.7 in
Curb Weight 2729 lb. 2779 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.1 in 39.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.9 in 54.9 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.9 in 54.9 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.9 in 41.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.4 in 38.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.0 in 54.0 in
Hip Room, Row 2 53.9 in 53.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.3 in 36.3 in
Total Legroom 78.2 in (over 2 rows) 78.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 11.4 ft3 17.1 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.4 ft3 43.8 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2008 Mazda Mazda3

2008 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Kids easily able to get in/out of back (4-doors) and often able to take co-workers to lunch (both of which is much more of a hassle with 2-doors). see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of leg room even with the seat all the way back see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of leg space & head room, and seat adjustments possible. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Very sporty seats, excellent lumber support. Seats will ensure that you stay where you are supposed to be, even in tight cornering. After a straight 12hr trip, the seat still feels comfortable. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Tight and uncomfortable as are most other cars in this class. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Too cramped for an adult see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Well, when the front seats are back, there is little leg room in the back seat -- to be expected in a compact. But, the rear seats are very comfortable and can handle a wider person. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Not enough comfort-room for my son (which meant that the Mazda failed the test). see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
good for a small child, but i would not want to ride back there for long see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This IS a smaller car. That being said, if the front seats are all the way back, people in the back had better sit Indian-style on the seats. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Rear seats are really small and tight legroom. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Mazda 3 has very limited footroom except when the driver is of very small stature.it helps somewhat if you puchsae the model with the height adjustable seat.seat fabric on the none leather models goes bally,and becomes difficult to clean!! see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim i s
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6500
135 lb-ft@4500
2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
156 hp@6500
150 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires
Optional Tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires

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2008 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim s MazdaSpeed3
Standard Engine 2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
156 hp@6500
150 lb-ft@4500
turbocharged
2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
263 hp@5500
280 lb-ft@3000
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/50VR17 tires215/45YR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2008 Mazda Mazda3

2008 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
With the 2.3 liter engine, this Mazda is extremely peppy.. And it only begs for more modification. With the available 5 speed manual transmission, you have nothing but control over how fast you go. Hill climbs are a breeze. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very high level of power available and the push of the pedal. Smooth operation of turbocharger. Puts a huge smile on your face. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
263 hp, handles exceptionally well combined with practicality of daily driver for family of four. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
the power train is what it is all about. after 77,000 miles, it has been flawless and fun. the 1st to 2nd shift is a little grinding in cold weather if you rush it. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Unbeleivable torque, fast pick-up, passing ability. This car is a true pocket rocket. I love the look on a Mustang/Charger/WRX/GTI/Civic or other car owners face as you outperform them. Driving this car automatically puts a big grin on your face! see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2009 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very fast and fun car without the need to upgrade. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very powerful see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Nice pick up, especially on the low end. Never any trouble pulling away from a stop, or merging onto the highway. Can drive out of trouble when needed. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Lot of performance for your money see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Fantastic, throw-you-back-in-your-seat acceleration. Loads of passing power that often do not require you to downshift, handy for both in-city and highway. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not enough HP and Torque for hilly situations. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
I absolutely hate the torque steer that it has in 1st gear. Honestly 1-2 are pretty useless and the fact that there is wheel spin distrats me from what the car could be. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Any normally aspirated 4-cyl will have limited torque and hp. This car is no exception. Probably better than average. Good 5-spd manual transaxle. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2008 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Engine surged at low speeds, did not lug well. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I like Mazda, I used to own one. My only issue with the powertrain was that it was not AWD. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rough changing gears in automatic (auto = best mileage) & changes at odd times - into 4th at 50 kph, but after gearing down to 4th to pass on hwy, will stay in 4th long after cruising at 120 kph b4 going back up to 5th. Told this is "normal" by dealer. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

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2008 Mazda Mazda3 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan i 13,995 13,115 650
4dr Sedan s 17,535 16,416 650
4dr Hatch s 18,025 16,873 650
4dr Hatch MazdaSpeed3 22,440 20,991 650

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