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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan CE Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 32 41 $13,047 $14,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 30 38 $13,787 $14,905
4-Door Sedan Manual S 32 41 $13,710 $15,150
4-Door Sedan Manual LE 32 41 $13,859 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 30 38 $14,434 $15,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 30 38 $14,583 $16,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 30 38 $14,583 $16,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XRS 26 34 $16,179 $17,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,848
$13,047
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,710
$14,105
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$235 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 32 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 51.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 90.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 46.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 57.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 66.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 19.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2738 2530
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 6.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 122 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/108
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 126 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 32
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.17
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.31
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.90
Trans Order Code AT1 NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
 
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