This is the sort of car kids who have worked hard get for graduation presents. And dads will want to “borrow” it run to Blockbuster. The 2-liter base engine cranks out 148 horsepower and the five-speed stick is crisp. This is a fun car. And don’t let your kid talk you into buying the MazdaSpeed3. That car is too fun to drive.
EPA estimated mpg: 24 city/32 highway