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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,777 $14,690
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 30 $14,616 $15,590
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $16,020 $17,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 22 30 $16,859 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,989 $18,135
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 28 $17,875 $19,085
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,912 $19,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 28 $18,799 $20,075
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,563 $20,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 28 $20,449 $21,845
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $17,446 $18,625
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 28 $18,332 $19,575
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,912 $19,125
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 28 $18,799 $20,075
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,563 $20,895
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 28 $20,449 $21,845
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,286 $22,740
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 25 $22,885 $24,455
Classic 4-Door Sedan GX CVT w/Side Airbags
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,777
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,690
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda 3 is practical, affordable, and well built, with a sporty, fun-to-drive character.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 30 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 91.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 175.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 57.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.5 7.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel NA
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 7.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 8.0 GGE
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P185/70SR14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P185/70SR14
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2780 2703
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 4.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 306 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 70
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 100 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas I4 Natural Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 98 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 NA
Trans Type 5 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 6.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Honda Civic
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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