Compare 2006 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2006 Toyota Tacoma

2006 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
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Reg 109" Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 109" Manual 20 27 $12,954 $13,980
Reg 110" Manual PreRunner 20 27 $13,762 $14,850
Reg 109" Automatic 21 26 $13,789 $14,880
Access 127" Manual 20 27 $15,982 $17,420
Reg 110" Manual 4WD 19 23 $16,612 $17,925
Access 128" Manual PreRunner 20 27 $16,678 $18,180
Access 127" Automatic 21 26 $16,808 $18,320
Access 128" V6 Manual PreRunner 16 21 $18,014 $19,635
Access 128" V6 Automatic Natl PreRunner 18 22 $18,822 $20,515
Access 128" V6 Automatic PreRunner 18 22 $18,822 $20,515
Access 128" Manual 4WD 19 23 $19,500 $21,255
Double 128" Automatic PreRunner 18 22 $20,157 $22,240
Double 141" Automatic PreRunner 18 22 $20,610 $22,740
Double 141" Automatic PreRunner 18 22 $20,610 $22,740
Access 128" V6 Manual 4WD 16 20 $20,928 $22,810
Access 128" V6 Automatic 4WD 17 21 $21,733 $23,690
Access 127" V6 Manual X-Runner 16 21 $21,784 $23,745
Double 128" Manual 4WD 16 20 $22,146 $24,435
Double 128" Automatic 4WD 17 21 $22,945 $25,315
Double 141" Automatic 4WD 17 21 $23,398 $25,815
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,848
$12,954
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,710
$13,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$233 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.3 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 65.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 190.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Tailgate Width (in)
- 52.9
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 73.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 18.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 21
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Full-size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2738 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 180 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 6500 159 @ 5200
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82 3.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.44
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.06
Trans Order Code
AT1 NA
Trans PTO Access
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Trans Power Take Off
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Regular Cab
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Tacoma
Body Code
- - TBD -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
E-type Multi-link Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- - TBD -
Axle Type - Front
- - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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