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Selected Style 4-Door HB FWD
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Body Style

Drivetrain

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan i Automatic
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Transmission

Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Passenger Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.9
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
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13 14.5
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - 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 2738
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LV6 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
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
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57 2.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Vibe Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
 
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