Compare 2013 Audi A3 vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Audi A3
2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$16,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury. The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.900 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.800 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.200 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.800 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.300 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.400 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.000 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.300 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
169.000 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.000 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.300 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.500 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.500 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.300 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.500 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.000 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 10.43 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.300 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.500 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.100 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.200 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.100 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.110 0.755
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.990 3.166
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.090 1.842
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.940/3.090 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.100 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.930 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.360 3.307
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.470 1.310
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 (2012) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 (2012) 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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