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Selected Style 4-Door Manual Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $17,275 $17,995
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,737 $24,725
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,067
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / 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 24 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 57.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 35.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 96.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.7 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 11
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) 10.7 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2804 2781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 -
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5200 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 125 @ 4000 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 29
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.93 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.88 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.18 3.38
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.28 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.4 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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