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Compare 2016 Lexus CT vs 2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Lexus CT
2016 Mazda CX-3
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5-Door Sedan Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT 200h 5-Door Sedan Hybrid 43 40 $29,657 $31,250
Select style
AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 27 32 $25,496 $26,240
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Sport 27 32 $20,614 $21,210
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Touring 27 32 $22,555 $23,210
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 29 35 $24,283 $24,990
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Sport 29 35 $19,401 $19,960
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Touring 29 35 $21,342 $21,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,657
$25,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,250
$26,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$521 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lexus CT 200h remains the only small luxury hybrid hatchback, but its blend of fuel economy and sporty character cleverly expands the brand's lineup to lure in new buyers. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
43 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
86.1 86.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.9 35
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.8 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 101.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
171.2 168.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
14.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 39.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 10.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 42.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 10.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 56.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 11.6
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)
11 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR17 P215/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3130 2952
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4000 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 146 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
42 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
43 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.33
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.55
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus CT 200h Mazda CX-3
Body Style
Hatchback Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.2 6.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100

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