Compare 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic
2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 19 24 $17,801 $18,275
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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 $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
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 52.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.4
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 - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 x 0.9 10.9 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 2868
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
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
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
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5100 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.31
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Small Wagon 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)
- 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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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