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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 11.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.88 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05 2.9
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 P195/65HR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2581 2696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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 Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4600 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code ECB NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 9.1 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.36 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Dodge Neon Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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