Compare 2021 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2021 Nissan Sentra

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,447 $19,410
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,665 $21,750
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,451 $20,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,609
$18,447
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,500
$19,410
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive. The 2021 Nissan Sentra has a sleek shape and a more refined ride, which makes it a better value than in the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.4
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
- 44
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
- 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
- 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11
Brake Type
- Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3036
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 149 @ 6400
Engine Type
- Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 146 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 1.80
Trans Order Code
- NA
Trans Description Cont.
- CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 5.10
Trans Type
- 1
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 5.3
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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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 widely available
  • Lease: From $173 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,750 off
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months + $500 bonus
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2021 Nissan Sentra
  • 2021 Sentra is here; 2020s still available
  • Lease: From $169 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 cash back
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $500
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