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Selected Style 4-Door HB FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD 30 36 $15,526 $16,430
4-Door HB FWD GT 25 32 $18,999 $20,105
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,361 $19,430
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,526
$12,848
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,430
$13,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$274 / month
$229 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 62.2 57.7
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 34.1
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code QGF NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2700 2696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Displacement 1.8L/109 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 6000 150 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System DOHC MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 28
Transmission
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 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam E-type Multi-link
 
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