Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Saturn VUE

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
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AWD 4-Door V6 XR w/1SB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Vue AWD 4-Door V6 XR w/1SB 16 23 N/A N/A
Vue AWD 4-Door V6 XR w/1SL 16 23 N/A N/A
Vue FWD 4-Door I4 XE w/1SB 19 26 N/A N/A
Vue FWD 4-Door I4 XR w/1SB 19 26 N/A N/A
Vue FWD 4-Door I4 XR w/1SL 19 26 N/A N/A
Vue FWD 4-Door V6 XR w/1SB 17 24 N/A N/A
Vue FWD 4-Door V6 XR w/1SL 17 24 N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,028
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,105
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 180.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 67.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 106.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.1 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2928 4036
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.6L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 257 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Saturn Vue
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Soft Ride
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 4

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