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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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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
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon 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 Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 32 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.9
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
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.4 x - TBD -
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 2696
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
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 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 32 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.84
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.06 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Rio Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
 
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