Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2012 Volvo C30

2012 Mazda MAZDA3
2012 Volvo C30
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,771 $15,200
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,568
$23,453
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,550
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 89
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 20.2
Brakes
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 - 11.8 x 1.0
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 - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 36.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 3.03
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Volvo C30
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.5 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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