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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
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 $14,801 $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 Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,038
$14,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,495
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$253 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart might not make the best daily drivers, but they're among the most athletic, track-ready performers for the money. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.2 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.0 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 11.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
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) 13.0 x - TBD - 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.27 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/40YR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T145/70R18 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3517 2866
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 130 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 100
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 4B11T NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 291 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 25
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 3.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
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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