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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
2-Door Coupe S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe S 24 35 $13,569 $14,395
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $13,900 $14,755
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $14,180 $15,225
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,508 $15,585
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $15,404 $16,570
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $15,727 $16,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,022
$13,569
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,895
$14,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$232 / month
$240 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States. The 2008 Ford Focus isn’t all new, but it is an improvement, and a solid choice if you’re looking for a roomy car that handles well with a base price that starts around $15,000.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 50.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 93.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 48.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 175.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 102.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.5 13.8
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 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 15.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2780 2588
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 140 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.14
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Ford Focus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Control blade
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 - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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