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Selected Style 5-Door HB (GS)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $28,791 $29,990
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $33,509 $34,905
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,791
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,990
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$282 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 49 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 96.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 176.4 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65SR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65SR15 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3165 2781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5200 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 41
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 95 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 29
Battery Range (mi) 11 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.85
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.03
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.30
Summary
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Plug-In Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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