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4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 4dr Sdn Man GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 2dr Man GS
  • 4dr Sdn Auto GLS (Alabama Plant)
  • 5dr HB Man
  • 5dr HB Man w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Auto GS
  • 5dr HB Auto
  • 5dr HB Auto w/Blue Int
  • 2dr Man SE
  • 2dr Auto SE
  • 4dr Sdn Auto Limited (Alabama Plant)
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 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 i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 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

Prices

MSRP $17,965 $16,200 $16,700
Invoice $17,360 $15,269 $16,229
Avg. Paid $14,326 $13,252 $14,255

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 8.3 9.3 9.0
Performance 7.3 8.4 8.8
Interior 7.9 7.5 7.5
Operating Cost 8.4 8.4 8.2
Safety 9.0 9.0 9.2
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good cargo space
  • Roomy cabin
  • High fuel economy ratings
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Limited highway passing power
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 28 City / 38 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.300 104.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.300 178.5 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.900 71.8 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 56.500 57.7 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2701 2907 2866

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
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Optional Optional Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Optional
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Optional
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.600 90.7 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 38.3 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.600 41.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.900 55.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.500 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 38 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.100 33.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.800 53.7 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.700 52.7 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.800 13.2 11.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
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
Rear Body Air Bag 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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
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 1.8L/110 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6500 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 131 @ 4700 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.780 36 34.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.800 12.4 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Axle Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Optional
Manual Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard