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5dr Wgn Man FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (SE)
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Sport
  • 5dr HB Man s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Sport
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $18,845 $15,100 $15,800
Invoice $17,809 $14,572 $14,801
Avg. Paid $12,316 $11,191 $10,797

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.7 8.6
Critics' Rating 6.9 9.6 9.4
Performance 6.8 8.4 8.7
Interior 7.4 9.0 8.7
Operating Cost 8.2 8.4 8.1
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.0
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good cargo space
  • High reliability score
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Innovative storage options for cargo
  • Spacious passenger accommodations
  • Excellent safety and reliability ratings
  • Fun to drive
  • Quality interior
  • Good safety scores
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Not enough space for tall drivers
  • Mixed reviews on performance
  • Bluetooth isn’t available
  • Tight rear seats
  • Small trunk in sedan

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 1.5L/91.4 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 26 City / 32 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon 5 Door Hatchback 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 98.4 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 161.6 180.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 66.7 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 60.0 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2844 2489 2859

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard 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.) 94.2 90.8 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 40.4 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.3 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.7 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 51.5 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.0 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.5 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 51.3 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 51.3 52.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 49.4 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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 1.8L/110 1.5L/91.4 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 132 @ 6000 117 @ 6600 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 4400 106 @ 4800 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.0 34.4 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 33 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 10.6 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Macpherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard