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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Emissions

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 31 $23,094 $24,770
4-Door Sedan DSG 22 29 $24,193 $25,870
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,777 $14,690
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 30 $14,616 $15,590
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $16,020 $17,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 22 30 $16,859 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,989 $18,135
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 28 $17,875 $19,085
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,912 $19,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 28 $18,799 $20,075
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,563 $20,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 28 $20,449 $21,845
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $17,446 $18,625
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 28 $18,332 $19,575
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,912 $19,125
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 28 $18,799 $20,075
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,563 $20,895
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 28 $20,449 $21,845
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,286 $22,740
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 25 $22,885 $24,455
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,094
$13,777
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,770
$14,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$413 / month
$245 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Mazda 3 is practical, affordable, and well built, with a sporty, fun-to-drive character.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91 94.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 179.3 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 11.5
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) 11.3 x 0.47 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) 12.3 x 0.98 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.1 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.00 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3290 2780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 306
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System FSI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.64 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 3.31
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 1.31
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11 0.76
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GLI Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
 
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