Compare 2008 Chevrolet HHR vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2008 Chevrolet HHR
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
HHR FWD 4-Door LS 21 30 $15,809 $16,730
HHR FWD 4-Door LT 21 30 $16,787 $17,765
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LS 20 30 $16,098 $17,035
HHR FWD 4-Door Panel LT 20 30 $17,057 $18,050
HHR FWD 4-Door SS 21 29 $21,664 $22,925
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
Mazda3 5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
Mazda3 5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,809
$13,861
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,730
$14,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) may surprise you with its competence and quality. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 94.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.5 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
50.6 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
176.2 177.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.1 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
57.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.84 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 1.02 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QDB NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
QDB NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3004 2811
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
149 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.50
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.17 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 2.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet HHR Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
torsion beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
strut-type w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-independent E-type Multi-link

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