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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
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,402 $17,475
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $17,995 $19,225
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,024 $21,455
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 27 $21,617 $23,205
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,022
$16,402
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,895
$17,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$232 / month
$291 / 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 Jeep Compass tries to take the brand to a new on-road audience, but falls short of pleasing drivers who never hit the trails.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 40.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 39.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 101.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 54.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 64.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 71.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 173.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 45.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 26.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 53.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 - 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TTU
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA TTU
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2780 3014
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA ED3
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 172 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.16
Trans Order Code NA DD7
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Jeep Compass
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Multi-link
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
 
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