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4-Door Manual S PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,195
$14,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 57.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
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)
10.1 x 0.5 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)
11.8 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 2859
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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