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2009 Mazda MAZDA3 2009 Honda Civic 2009 Toyota Corolla
     
4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring Value
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring Value
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Sport
  • 5dr HB Man s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation & Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation and Summer Tires
4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto LE (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto S (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XLE (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Man XRS (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Auto XRS (SE)

Prices

MSRP $14,690 $15,505 $15,350
Invoice $13,777 $14,296 $14,352
Avg. Paid $7,838 $8,816 $8,686

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.1 9.5 8.2
Performance 8.4 8.3 7.7
Interior 7.8 8.2 7.4
Operating Cost 8.0 8.3 8.3
Safety N/A 9.3 8.9
Reliability 2.0 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong acceleration
  • Sporty handling
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Quality interior
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Comfortable seating
  • More standard features than the competition
  • Well-constructed interior
  • Good reliability and safety ratings
Cons
  • Poor reliability
  • Little legroom in the back seat
  • Tight second row
  • Few standard features on base model
  • Not as sporty as the competition

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.8L/110
MPG 24 City / 32 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 106.3 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 177.4 176.7 178.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.0 69.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 56.5 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2780 2630 2723

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.3 90.9 92.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.4 38.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1 42.2 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 53.7 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 51.9 53.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 34.6 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.4 54.6
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 51.0 43.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.5 12.0 16.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
Cassette Standard Optional Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Optional
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Optional
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6500 140 @ 6300 132 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 135 @ 4500 128 @ 4300 128 @ 4400
Transmission Manual w/OD Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 34.1 34.8 35.6

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link Multi-link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard