Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Toyota Matrix

2013 Mazda MAZDA3
2013 Toyota Matrix
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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 $22,619 $23,650
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
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5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic L FWD 25 32 $19,008 $20,115
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $20,733 $22,415
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $19,846 $21,455
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual L FWD 26 32 $18,216 $19,275
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $18,745 $20,265
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,619
$19,008
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,650
$20,115
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient. With the frugality of a Corolla and hatchback versatility, the 2013 Toyota Matrix delivers on practicality but falls short if you expect a hot hatch.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 94.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 171.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 102.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 49.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 10.7 x - TBD -
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)
10.43 x - TBD - 10.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.591 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.599 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.552 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.452 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.708 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.893 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.022 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Matrix
Body Style
Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.7
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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