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2006 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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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4-Door Value Edition Manual PZEV
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 - TBD -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 101.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2738 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 170 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6500 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
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

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