Compare 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2014 Dodge Dart

2014 Mazda MAZDA3
2014 Dodge Dart
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 25 36 $16,449 $16,495
4-Door Sedan SXT 22 35 $18,237 $18,595
4-Door Sedan Aero 28 41 $19,770 $19,995
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $20,488 $20,995
4-Door Sedan Limited 23 35 $22,364 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,474
$16,449
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,945
$16,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists. Remember the Neon? The 2014 Dodge Dart brings back some of its personality, but in a decidedly better package.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 97.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 183.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 29.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA TVR
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TVR
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2781 3186
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 500
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 160 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 148 @ 4600
Engine Order Code
NA ECK
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA DE1
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.62
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.90
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.36
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Dodge Dart
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.7 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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