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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 30 $13,765 $14,339
4-Door Sedan Manual Popular Pkg 22 30 $14,197 $14,789
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition 21 28 $14,293 $14,889
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 30 $14,398 $14,999
5-Door HB Manual 21 28 $14,725 $15,339
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $14,821 $15,439
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $14,859 $15,489
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg 22 30 $14,974 $15,599
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 1 22 30 $15,235 $15,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic Popular Pkg 23 31 $15,253 $15,889
5-Door HB Manual Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,301 $15,939
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition 21 28 $15,349 $15,989
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 23 31 $15,454 $16,099
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $15,781 $16,439
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,925 $16,589
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 2 22 30 $15,934 $16,599
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $15,973 $16,639
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg 23 31 $16,030 $16,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 1 23 31 $16,291 $16,970
5-Door HB Automatic Convenience Pkg 21 28 $16,357 $17,039
5-Door HB Manual Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $16,405 $17,089
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 2 23 31 $16,990 $17,699
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $17,029 $17,739
5-Door HB Automatic Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $17,461 $18,189
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,765
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,339
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$239 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport brings all-wheel drive to the subcompact class, along with great visibility and an engaging driving experience. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 94.3
Second Hip Room (in)
42.6 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.8 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
162.8 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 11.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 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)
- TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.88 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2668 2780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 3500 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5800 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Suzuki SX4 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
MacPherson Strut 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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