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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,734 $48,100
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,734 $48,100
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,037 $49,500
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,037 $49,500
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,734
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,100
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$802 / month
$282 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.4
Front Head Room (in) 38 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 57.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 35.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90 96.3
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 61.2
Length, Overall (in) 185.7 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.7 106.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 10.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.1 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code H7U NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40YR18 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code H7U NA
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 2781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 100
Engine
Displacement 3.0 L/183 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 333 @ 5500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2900 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.92 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.13 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Audi S4 Mazda Mazda3
Body Style quattro Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.0 5.5
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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