Compare 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier vs 2005 Mazda MAZDA3

2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
2005 Mazda MAZDA3
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2-Door Coupe Base w/1SV
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual i
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
53.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 103.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QFB NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QFB NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2617 2696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Cavalier Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
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
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 -

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