Compare 2005 Kia Spectra vs 2005 Mazda MAZDA3

2005 Kia Spectra
2005 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
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
5-Door HB Manual 25 33 $14,285 $15,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
5-Door HB Automatic 24 34 $15,195 $16,225
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4-Door Sedan Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 103.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 11.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
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

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