2011 Mazda3 Zoom and Save!>

If you’re looking for a fun and functional vehicle that will save you money as you zoom to and from work, the mall, 24-hour Fitness or wherever… you’ve got to see the 2011 Mazda 3. It’s a compact cruiser that combines an exciting driving experience with a fuel-friendly power train. And prices start at just $15,200.

Available as a handsome four-door sedan — great for double dates and car-pooling — or a cute five-door hatchback wagon, the Mazda3 is a solid value that packs in a bundle of standard features. First off, you can keep the key in your pocket and open the Mazda 3 using the keyless entry system. You can also keep your cell phone in your pocket, because this sporty ride comes with a hands-free Bluetooth connection. The cabin space is engineered to help you keep your eyes-on-the-road. Audio and climate controls are situated higher up on the center stack, contributing to safer road trips for you and your passengers.

Of course, you’re going to want everyone safely buckled up, because the Mazda 3 moves and grooves like a sports car. The base engine is a 148-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with either a five-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox. For even more zoom-zoom, you can step up to the 167-horsepower 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine. It’s offered with a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. The smaller engine is good for over 30 miles per gallon on the highway, while the more robust 2.5-liter has a 29-mpg EPA highway rating.

And for those occasions when you need to carry lots of cargo —over-stuffed bags from Wetseal, Forever21, Anthropologie or Victoria’s Secret—the 5-door hatchback wagon is there for you. Simply fold down the rear seats and you get an amazing 42.8 cubic-feet of hauling capacity.

Frugal, fun and versatile, the 2011 Mazda 3 is an entertaining choice in either sedan or hatchback style. That unique smile upfront — built into the car’s air-scooping grill —is sure to bring a smile to your face as you zig and zag down a twisty road. Uncover all the details about pricing, options, warranty and dealer availability by clicking here.