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Selected Style 5-Door Sportback ES FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Sportback FWD ES 24 32 $17,809 $18,595
5-Door Sportback FWD GT 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,595
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$282 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.5 96.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 57.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 13.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 46.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3043 2781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.35 - 0.59 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.41 3.85
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.38
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.03
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Mazda Mazda3
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.8 (Est) 5.5
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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