Compare 2010 Saturn Aura vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Saturn Aura
2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan V6 XR-L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 XE 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan I4 XR-L 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan I4 XR-L Premium 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan I4 XV 22 33 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan V6 XR-L 17 26 N/A N/A
4-Door Sedan V6 XR-L Premium 17 26 N/A N/A
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$14,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$256 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x - TBD - 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 17.1
Steering Type
Hydraulic pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50R18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QYH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QYH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3596 2868
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 100
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
DOHC EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 @ 3200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.31
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84
Trans Order Code
MH2 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn Aura Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 6.7

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