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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Transmission

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
4-Door Sedan S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan S 26 36 $15,843 $16,810
4-Door Sedan SE 26 36 $17,358 $18,615
4-Door Sedan Titanium 27 37 $21,975 $23,565
5-Door HB SE 26 36 $17,824 $19,115
5-Door HB Titanium 27 37 $22,441 $24,065
5-Door HB ST 23 32 $22,486 $24,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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. Even without considering the top-performance ST, the 2014 Ford Focus is one of the best-driving small cars on the market--with the impression of being an accessible premium car, not a spruced-up econobox.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 33.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.3 90.7
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 71.8
Track Width, Front (in) 61.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 178.5
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 10.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 9
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.4
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2781 2935
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 15 X 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 590
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6000 160 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4000 146 @ 4450
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 33 30 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 41 36 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 26 (Est)
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 44Z
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.82
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Short And Long Arm
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.5 6.1 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7.0 (Est)
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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