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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Body Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB 30 36 $16,016 $17,130
4-Door HB GT 25 32 $18,798 $20,105
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $19,125 $20,455
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,016
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,130
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.0 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 54.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.36 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QGF NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 1.84
Trans Order Code MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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