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  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man RE:MIX
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  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man Turbo w/Blue Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto Turbo w/Blue Int
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 $17,600 $16,200 $16,700
Invoice $16,983 $15,269 $16,229
Avg. Paid N/A $13,252 $14,255

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.2 8.4
Critics' Rating 7.4 9.3 9.0
Performance 6.8 8.4 8.8
Interior 7.6 7.5 7.5
Safety N/A 9.0 9.2
Reliability 2.5 3.0 3.5
Operating Cost N/A 8.4 8.2

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Attractive cabin design
  • Good fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Underwhelming acceleration
  • Small back seat
  • Boring handling
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Less cargo space than rivals

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 27 City / 37 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.300 104.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 166.100 178.5 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.500 71.8 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 55.100 57.7 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584 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 Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Optional Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel 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 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 Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.800 90.7 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 38.3 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.900 41.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 55.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.200 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.300 38 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.700 33.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.000 53.7 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.600 52.7 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.500 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
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release 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 1.6L/97 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 138 @ 6300 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 123 @ 4850 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.120 36 34.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.200 12.4 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent 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 Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard