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Selected Style 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
5-Door Wagon STD Manual (Natl)
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Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $14,114 $15,260
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,854 $16,060
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,458 $17,795
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $15,148 $16,740
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,899 $17,570
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $17,316 $19,135
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,420 $19,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,848
$14,114
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,710
$15,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$254 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 47.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 171.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 53.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 21.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.36
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2696 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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 Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 122 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 126 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 30
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.17
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.90
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
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 w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Torsion Beam
 
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