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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
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SES
Manual
  • Manual
  • Automatic
  • Manual Sport
  • Automatic Sport
  • Automatic Sport with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $15,200 $13,200 $15,325
Invoice $14,771 $12,788 $14,926
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.8 8.8 9.0
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.5 9.5
Performance 8.9 8.6 8.3
Interior 7.6 8.6 9.1
Safety 9.2 9.3 9.0
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Fun to drive
  • Great fuel economy and performance from Skyactiv engine
  • Fun to drive
  • High build quality
  • Comfortable, upscale cabin for the price
  • Hybrid-like fuel economy
  • Fun to drive
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Innovative storage options
Cons
  • Goofy-looking grill
  • Tiny navigation screen
  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Base model is sparsely equipped
  • Less cargo space compared with competitors
  • Unintuitive interior controls
  • Loud engine
  • Expensive for the class

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 1.6L/97 Gas I4 1.5L/91
MPG 25 City / 33 Hwy 28 City / 38 Hwy 27 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan 5 Door Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 98.0 98.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 173.6 161.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 67.8 66.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.0 60.0

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 2578 2496

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance 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 Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls 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 Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 85.1 90.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.1 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.7 52.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 50.6 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.1 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 31.2 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 49.0 51.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 49.2 51.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 57.3
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.8 12.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard 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 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
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights 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 2.0L/122 1.6L/97 1.5L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6500 120 @ 6350 117 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 135 @ 4500 112 @ 5000 106 @ 4800
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.2 34.4 34.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 38 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.0 10.6

Suspension

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

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard