Compare 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA3

2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback
2014 Mazda MAZDA3
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5-Door Sportback FWD ES
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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,595
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$282 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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
City
24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.4 180.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
13.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
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 Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3043 2781
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 41
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.03
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
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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