Compare 2008 Jeep Compass vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2008 Jeep Compass
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass 4WD 4-Door Limited 22 27 $21,617 $23,205
Compass 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 27 $17,995 $19,225
Compass FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $20,024 $21,455
Compass FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $16,402 $17,475
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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
$21,617
$13,861
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,205
$14,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Jeep Compass tries to take the brand to a new on-road audience, but falls short of pleasing drivers who never hit the trails. 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicles Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.0 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.3 94.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.7 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 177.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
64.2 57.7
Liftover Height (in)
30.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
26.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
53.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
38.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 34.1
Steering Type
Performance rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 2811
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.16 1.50
Trans Order Code
DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 2.82
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.65
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Jeep Compass Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar 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.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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