Compare 2014 Nissan Versa Note vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA3

2014 Nissan Versa Note
2014 Mazda MAZDA3
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5-Door HB Manual 1.6 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 1.6 S 27 36 $13,646 $13,990
5-Door HB CVT 1.6 S Plus 31 40 $14,861 $15,240
5-Door HB CVT 1.6 SV 31 40 $15,590 $15,990
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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
$13,646
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,990
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$233 / 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
27 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 96.3
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.9 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
48.5 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
163.7 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
38.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 11
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.8 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P185/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2412 2781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
470 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
107 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/98 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
109 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.38
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.30
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.07 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.68
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Versa Note Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 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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