Compare 2006 Pontiac Vibe vs 2006 Mazda MAZDA3

2006 Pontiac Vibe
2006 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door HB FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD 30 36 $15,526 $16,430
4-Door HB AWD 26 31 $18,361 $19,430
4-Door HB FWD GT 25 32 $18,999 $20,105
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4-Door Sedan i Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan 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 Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 14.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 2738
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
126 @ 6000 150 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LV6 NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.50
Trans Order Code
MM5 AT1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda3
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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