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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon STD Manual (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual STD 30 36 $13,744 $14,860
4-Door Wagon Automatic STD 28 34 $14,484 $15,660
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 30 36 $14,786 $16,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 34 $15,537 $17,170
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD STD 26 31 $16,088 $17,395
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,954 $18,735
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 32 $17,058 $18,850
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,744
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,860
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$248 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 30 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon 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) 118.0 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 61.6 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) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - 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 Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.5 34.1
Steering Type Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2675 2696
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 35
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.31
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
 
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