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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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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 Value Edition Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Manual Value Edition 22 30 $17,049 $17,900
4-Door Automatic PZEV Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 30 $18,122 $18,975
4-Door Manual 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $18,687 $20,290
4-Door Automatic 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5L 22 30 $19,760 $21,365
4-Door Manual 1.9L TDI 36 41 $20,754 $22,305
4-Door DSG 1.9L TDI 35 42 $21,827 $23,380
4-Door Manual 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,702 $23,590
4-Door Manual GLI 2.0L Turbo 24 32 $21,884 $23,790
4-Door Manual 1.9L DIESEL Edition 36 41 $22,311 $23,990
4-Door DSG 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,775 $24,665
4-Door DSG GLI 2.0L Turbo 25 31 $22,957 $24,865
4-Door DSG 1.9L DIESEL Edition 35 42 $23,384 $25,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,848
$17,049
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,710
$17,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 91
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 179.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD - 9.1 X 0.35
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) 2.9 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2738 3230
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 140
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 150 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.36
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.65 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 2.12
Trans Order Code AT1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.82 3.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
 
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