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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,145 $12,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 24 34 $13,060 $13,850
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,200 $14,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 24 34 $14,095 $15,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door HB Manual 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
5-Door HB Automatic 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,145
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,850
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.1 94.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.2 11.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.4 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.7 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.2 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 2701 2696
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.05 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.84 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.62 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Spectra Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - 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 Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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