GO

Car Comparison

Use this tool to compare car rankings, scores, prices and specs for your top picks. You can compare SUVs, cars or trucks and you can compare new cars and used cars. Then use our Best Price Program to get a great deal on new cars or search our huge collection of used car listings.

Standard Standard
Optional Optional
X Remove X Remove X Remove
2013 Scion tC 2013 Mazda Mazda3 2012 Hyundai Veloster
     
2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto (Natl)
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
3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Man w/Red Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Black Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Gray Int
  • 3dr Cpe Auto w/Red Int

Prices

MSRP $18,725 $16,700 $17,300
Invoice $17,789 $16,229 $16,699
Avg. Paid N/A $14,255 $14,491

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 8.4 7.8
Critics' Rating 7.6 9.0 8.2
Performance 7.0 8.8 6.7
Interior 7.7 7.5 8.3
Safety 9.3 9.2 N/A
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0
Operating Cost N/A 8.2 8.4

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Many standard features
  • Spacious second-row seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Upscale cabin
  • Lots of standard features
  • Composed ride
Cons
  • Cheap interior plastics
  • Low fuel economy for its class
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Performance doesn't match sporty styling
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Sluggish acceleration

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 1.6L/97
MPG 23 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 27 City / 37 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 3 Door Hatchback Sedan 3 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.30 103.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 174.00 180.9 166.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.70 69.1 70.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.70 57.9 55.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3070 2866 2584

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel 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 Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.00 94.1 89.8
Front Head Room (in) 37.70 38.9 39.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.80 42.0 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.40 54.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.60 53.7 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.40 37.5 35.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.60 36.2 31.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.10 54.0 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) 48.50 52.2 52.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.8 15.5

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 Optional Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Seat Memory Standard
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

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors 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 2.5L/152 2.0L/122 1.6L/97
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 6000 148 @ 6500 138 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 173 @ 4100 135 @ 4500 123 @ 4850
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 37.40 34.2 34.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 33 37 (Est)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.50 14.5 13.2

Suspension

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

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard