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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 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 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)

Prices

MSRP $16,200 $15,200 $17,965
Invoice $15,269 $14,771 $17,360
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.6 8.8 7.8
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.2 8.3
Performance 8.4 8.9 7.3
Interior 7.5 7.6 7.9
Safety 9.0 9.2 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.5 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty and aggressive styling
  • Superb handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Fun to drive
  • Great fuel economy and performance from Skyactiv engine
  • All models have good cargo space
  • All models have good passenger space for the class
  • High fuel economy ratings
Cons
  • Confusing infotainment systems
  • Goofy-looking grill
  • Tiny navigation screen
  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Engine lacks power for passing and climbing hills

General Specs

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

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2907 2866 2701

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
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Chrome 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 Standard Optional
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 Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard 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.) 90.7 94.1 95.600
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.9 40.000
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.0 43.600
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.9 55.900
Front Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.7 53.500
Second Head Room (in) 38 37.5 37.100
Second Leg Room (in) 33.2 36.2 33.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.0 54.800
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.2 52.700
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.2 11.8 14.800

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard 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 2.0L/122 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500 131 @ 4700
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 36 34.2 34.780

Fuel

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

Suspension

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

Transmission

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