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 $18,495 $19,460
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,713 $21,800
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,499 $20,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,751
$18,495
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,650
$19,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.2
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- 62.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11
Brake Type
- Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 12.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.1
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
- P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3036
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 146 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 149 @ 6400
Engine Type
- Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
- Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 5.10
Trans Type
- 1
Drivetrain
- Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 1.80
Trans Order Code
- NA
Trans Description Cont.
- CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Nissan Sentra
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
- 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 kept in good supply
  • Lease: From $179 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 features automatic emergency braking
  • Lease: From $189 per month for 36 months
  • Rebates: No special offers this month, which is unusual
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 36 months
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