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2006 Kia Rio
2006 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 32 35 $10,350 $10,770
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 35 $12,045 $12,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $12,855 $13,545
5-Door HB Rio5 Manual SX 32 35 $13,045 $13,750
5-Door HB Rio5 Automatic SX 29 38 $13,850 $14,595
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4-Door Sedan i Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,350
$12,848
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,770
$13,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$229 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
50.8 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.2 94.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.0 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
166.9 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 11.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.9 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.7 34.1
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
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2365 2738
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4500 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/98 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 6000 150 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.50
Trans Order Code
NA AT1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Rio Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam 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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-Indep E-type Multi-link

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