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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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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 I4 Manual 2.0
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.0 24 31 $14,794 $15,420
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 26 34 $15,923 $16,600
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 S 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SR 26 34 $16,009 $17,160
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.0 SL 26 34 $17,312 $18,560
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT SE-R 24 30 $18,260 $19,580
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE-R Spec V 21 28 $18,725 $20,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,387
$14,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$15,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$257 / 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. The 2010 Nissan Sentra looks plain on the outside and is only offered in one body style, but there's a lot to love for shoppers who value a comfortable, well-appointed interior.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 97.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 179.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 105.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.1
Brakes
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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.02 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 17.1 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2868 2862
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 2.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 140 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 147 @ 4800
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.69
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.11
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.17
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Nissan Sentra
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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