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Selected Style 2-Door Base Coupe w/1SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV 26 34 $9,757 $10,325
2-Door Coupe Base 26 36 $13,473 $14,410
4-Door Sedan Base 26 36 $13,660 $14,610
2-Door Coupe LS 26 36 $15,044 $16,090
4-Door Sedan LS 26 36 $15,231 $16,290
2-Door Coupe LS Sport 26 36 $16,371 $17,510
4-Door Sedan LS Sport 26 36 $16,558 $17,710
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,757
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,325
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$172 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.7 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 86.8 94.3
Second Hip Room (in) 49.5 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 50.0 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 53.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 11.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.79 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.77 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.0 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.7 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code QFB NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D14 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2617 2696
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105 90
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.46 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02 1.84
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/4th & 5th OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cavalier Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Axle E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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