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2019 Mazda MAZDA3
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2019 Mazda MAZDA3
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Manual FE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual FE 27 37 $17,168 $17,790
IVT FE 31 41 $18,036 $18,690
IVT LXS 30 40 $18,519 $19,190
IVT S 30 40 $19,377 $20,290
IVT EX 30 40 $21,001 $21,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$17,168
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$17,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$297 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Mazda 3 keeps the zoom, but all-wheel-drive practicality and a vastly upgraded interior make it much more than that. The 2019 Kia Forte pairs stylish good looks with a lot of features, making it a compact sedan standout.
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Fuel Economy
City
- 27 mpg
Highway
- 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.2
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
- 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 14
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2707
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 X 6
Engine
Fuel System
- MPI
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 147
Engine Type
- Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 37
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96
Trans Order Code
- NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
- Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.31
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.26
Trans Type
- 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Kia Forte
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.7
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