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2013 Chevrolet Sonic 2013 Ford Focus 2013 Mazda Mazda3
     
Sedan LS Manual
  • Sedan LS Manual
  • Hatch LS Manual
  • Sedan LS Auto
  • Sedan LT Manual
  • Hatch LS Auto
  • Hatch LT Manual
  • Sedan LT Auto
  • Sedan LTZ Manual
  • Hatch LT Auto
  • Hatch LTZ Manual
  • Sedan LTZ Auto
  • Hatch LTZ Auto
  • Hatch RS Manual
  • Hatch RS Auto
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 $14,185 $16,200 $16,700
Invoice $13,830 $15,269 $16,229
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.6 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.7 9.3 9.0
Performance 7.6 8.4 8.8
Interior 7.7 7.5 7.5
Safety 9.7 9.0 9.0
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Sporty exterior styling
  • Sharp handling
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Sporty and aggressive styling
  • Superb handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nimble handling
  • Great fuel economy and performance from Skyactiv engine
  • Responsive manual and automatic transmissions
Cons
  • Rivals offer more features
  • Confusing infotainment systems
  • Tiny navigation screen
  • Less cargo space than competitors
  • Cramped second-row seats

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 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 26 City / 35 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.40 104.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 173.10 178.5 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.30 71.8 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 59.70 57.7 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2727 2907 2866

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
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Optional Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror 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.) 90.4 90.7 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.70 38.3 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 41.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.40 55.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) 51.40 53.9 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.80 38 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 33.2 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.00 53.7 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.60 52.7 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.9 13.2 11.8

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

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
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard 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) 138 @ 6300 160 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 3800 146 @ 4450 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.50 36 34.2

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 36 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 12.4 14.5

Suspension

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