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Selected Style 4-Door Manual DX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,433
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,655
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$232 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Honda Civic has a level of sophistication and refinement not possessed by most other small car models, with good safety and overall frugality. But if you like to carry cargo or backseat passengers, you can do better. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.9 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 176.7 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 59.0 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.0 11.5
Brakes
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) 7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 14.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2630 2780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4300 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 32
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.87 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.29 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.24 1.31
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Honda Civic Sdn Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.39 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 -
 
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