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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual SE (Alabama Plant)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 27 37 $16,687 $17,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 28 38 $17,582 $18,200
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 24 34 $20,766 $21,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 24 34 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Sport 24 35 $21,704 $22,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV Limited 28 38 $20,719 $21,650
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Hyundai Elantra already had the bases covered--we'll see if a new engine and new tuning draws it even closer to best in class. The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.6 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.6 96.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.1 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 40 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.9 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 179.1 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.8 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2773 2781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
Fuel System MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 130 @ 4700 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 41
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.33 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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