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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
2-Door Coupe SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan S 24 35 $15,387 $16,290
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $16,025 $17,170
4-Door Sedan SES 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
4-Door Sedan SEL 24 35 $17,489 $18,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,387
$15,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$16,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$272 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt. If you've got around $15,000 to spend, the 2010 Ford Focus is a great choice, especially if you are prioritizing safety or comfort.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 50.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 102.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.8
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 175.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD - - TBD -
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 - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 17.1 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2868 2672
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 136 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99N
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 28
Transmission
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 - TBD -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Ford Focus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent SLA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
 
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