Compare 2018 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2019 Nissan Sentra

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
2019 Nissan Sentra
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,149 $24,195
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,144 $23,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $18,321 $19,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 28 38 $17,319 $18,095
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 27 36 $20,230 $21,140
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 25 34 $19,226 $20,090
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NISMO CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra NISMO CVT 25 30 $24,637 $25,940
Sentra NISMO Manual 25 31 $24,637 $25,940
Sentra S CVT 29 37 $18,106 $18,580
Sentra S Manual 27 35 $17,437 $17,890
Sentra SL CVT 29 37 $21,964 $23,120
Sentra SR CVT 29 37 $19,660 $20,690
Sentra SR Turbo CVT 27 33 $21,537 $22,670
Sentra SV CVT 29 37 $18,238 $19,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,149
$24,637
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,195
$25,940
Monthly Payment Estimate
$403 / month
$432 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
4.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Mazda 3 adds standard active safety features to an already compelling value. Among compact cars, this is one to consider. The 2019 Nissan Sentra is a compact sedan that handles the basics and little more.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 50.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 96
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 50.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 183.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 11.5
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45WR18 P215/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45WR18 P215/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3100 3077
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 18 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 470
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3250 177 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 1.6 L/99
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 5700 188 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.01 - 0.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.52
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 4-Door Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.6
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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2018 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2018 Mazda3 selection still healthy
  • $2,000 factory rebate continues
  • Lease from $179 for 36 months
  • 1.9% APR for 60 months + $500 bonus + no payment for 90 days
2019 Nissan Sentra
  • 2019 Sentra comes with a new touchscreen
  • Rebates: Up to $1,500 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $139 per month for 36 months
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