Compare 2005 Dodge Neon vs 2005 Mazda MAZDA3

2005 Dodge Neon
2005 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Neon 4-Door Sedan SE 29 36 $12,918 $13,800
Neon 4-Door Sedan SRT4 22 30 $19,197 $20,700
Neon 4-Door Sedan SXT 29 36 $15,020 $16,110
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4-Door Sedan Special Edition Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Special Edition Automatic 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Special Edition Manual 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan i Automatic 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan i Manual 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Automatic 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan s Manual 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn Special Edition Automatic 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn Special Edition Manual 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Automatic 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
Mazda3 5-Door Wgn s Manual 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,918
$17,468
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,800
$18,685
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$311 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.2 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.4 178.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.0 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
31.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.4 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 11.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.88 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.05 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2581 2807
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 17 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
130 @ 4600 150 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ECB NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.3L/138
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 5600 160 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.50
Trans Order Code
DD5 AT1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
9.1 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Neon Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Chapman struts w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.56 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson struts w/Coil Springs

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