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Compare 2020 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Mazda MAZDA3
2020 Nissan Sentra
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AWD Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic 24 32 $24,004 $25,100
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 24 32 $25,437 $26,600
Mazda3 Hatchback AWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 24 32 $27,636 $28,900
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic 26 35 $22,665 $23,700
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $24,098 $25,200
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Automatic w/Premium Pkg 26 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback FWD Manual w/Premium Pkg 25 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Preferred Pkg 25 33 $24,481 $25,600
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Premium Pkg 25 33 $26,679 $27,900
Mazda3 Sedan AWD w/Select Pkg 25 33 $23,049 $24,100
Mazda3 Sedan FWD 26 35 $20,565 $21,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Preferred Pkg 26 35 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Premium Pkg 27 36 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD w/Select Pkg 26 35 $21,711 $22,700
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,144 $19,090
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,362 $21,430
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,263 $20,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,004
$18,144
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,100
$19,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$418 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 44
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.7 96
Second Hip Room (in)
50.9 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
175.6 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
47.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/45VR18 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45VR18 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3255 3047
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4000 146 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 6000 149 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 39
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.05 1.80
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 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.63 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.35 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
i-ACTIV AWD Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 5.4
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