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2006 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
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
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2.5 Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5 Manual i 22 29 $17,336 $18,295
2.5 Automatic i 23 28 $18,070 $19,095
2.5 Manual Outback Sport 22 29 $18,156 $19,195
2.5 Manual Outback Sport Sp Edition 22 29 $18,615 $19,695
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport 23 28 $18,890 $19,995
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport Sp Edition 23 28 $19,349 $20,495
2.5 Manual WRX TR 20 26 $22,562 $23,995
2.5 Manual WRX 20 26 $23,481 $24,995
2.5 Manual Beige Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Manual Black Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Automatic Beige Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 Automatic Black Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 w/Gold Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
2.5 w/Silver Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,848
$17,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,710
$18,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$305 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 87.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 175.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 99.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P205/55VR16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2738 3016
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6500 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.06
Trans Order Code
AT1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
E-type Multi-link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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