Compare 2005 Dodge Neon vs 2005 Mazda MAZDA3

2005 Dodge Neon
2005 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 29 36 $12,918 $13,800
4-Door Sedan SXT 29 36 $15,020 $16,110
4-Door Sedan SRT-4 22 30 $19,197 $20,700
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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
$12,918
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,800
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$228 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.4 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.0 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 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
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.88 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.05 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2581 2696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4600 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ECB NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code
DD5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
9.1 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Neon Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Chapman struts w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.56 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson struts w/Coil Springs

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