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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,801
$14,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,275
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$256 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.9 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 40.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 46.7 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 168.9 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 63.0 57.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.0 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.3 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 62.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 21.6 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.8
Brakes
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) 10.62 x 0.35 10.4 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) 11 x 0.9 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.2 17.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code TP1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code TP1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3222 2868
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 100
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/148 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5100 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 165 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code EDZ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.84
Trans Order Code DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.91 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Mazda Mazda3
Body Style Small Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Twist beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - 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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 6.7
 
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