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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
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 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,724
$14,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,640
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$263 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.4 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 50.4 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 175.0 180.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.6 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 102.9 103.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.8 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.6 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.8 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60TR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2672 2859
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99N NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.14 1.84
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.56 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Focus Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) SLA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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