Compare 2014 Dodge Dart vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA3

2014 Dodge Dart
2014 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Aero
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dart 4-Door Sedan Aero 28 41 $19,770 $19,995
Dart 4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $20,488 $20,995
Dart 4-Door Sedan Limited 23 35 $22,364 $22,995
Dart 4-Door Sedan SE 25 36 $16,449 $16,495
Dart 4-Door Sedan SXT 22 35 $18,237 $18,595
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,770
$22,766
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$23,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Remember the Neon? The 2014 Dodge Dart brings back some of its personality, but in a decidedly better package. 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
City
28 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 96.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.2
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.7 -
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 70.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 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)
10.4 10.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TVR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TVR NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 2848
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 2500 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
EAF NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.59
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.00 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.02
Trans Order Code
DE1 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dart Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.6 (Est) 5.3
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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