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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,615 $16,700
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $16,371 $17,510
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $17,028 $18,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $18,117 $19,800
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $19,132 $20,910
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $19,141 $20,920
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,230 $22,110
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
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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 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 s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,615
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$232 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114 94.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 53.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 61.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 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) 10.8 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 34.1
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Temporary T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2865 2780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 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
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) 4.31 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
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) 0.94 - 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 MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 -
 
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