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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 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 25 35 $15,724 $16,640
4-Door Sedan SE 25 35 $16,131 $17,270
4-Door Sedan SES 25 35 $17,587 $18,870
4-Door Sedan SEL 25 34 $18,315 $19,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,801
$15,724
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,800
$16,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$277 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.3
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 Volume (ft³) 94.1 93.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 175.0
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 - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 13.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-wheel
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/60TR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/60TR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2859 2672
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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 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 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 29
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Ford Focus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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