Compare 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser Classic 4-Door Wgn 19 24 $17,801 $18,275
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,801
$16,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,275
$17,105
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$285 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 57.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
21.6 -
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)
62.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.62 x 0.35 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 x 0.9 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 17.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 2928
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 100
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5100 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 33
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.29
Summary
Body Style
Small Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam 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)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 6.9

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