Compare 2005 Pontiac Vibe vs 2005 Mazda MAZDA3

2005 Pontiac Vibe
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4-Door HB
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual i
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 178.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 14.6
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2700 2696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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