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2dr Man 2.5L
  • 2dr Man 2.5L
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L
  • 2dr Man 2.5L w/Sun
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Man 2.0L TDI
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Sun
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo
  • 2dr Man 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Man 2.5L Fender Edition
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L
  • 2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sun
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L Fender Edition
  • 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Tech
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sun/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr Man 2.0T *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Man 2.0L TDI
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition
  • 2dr Man 2.0T
  • 2dr Auto 2.5L w/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI
  • 2dr Man 2.0T w/Sound *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Man 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo Fender Edition
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T
  • 2dr Man 2.0T w/Sound
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo w/Sun/Sound/Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Man 2.0T Turbo R-Line
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T w/Sound *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T w/Sound
  • 2dr Man 2.0T w/Sound/Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T Turbo R-Line
  • 2dr Man 2.0T w/Sound/Nav
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr DSG 2.0T w/Sound/Nav
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
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

Prices

MSRP $19,995 $17,300 $15,200
Invoice $19,195 $16,699 $14,771
Avg. Paid $15,629 $14,491 $11,244

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.4 7.8 8.5
Critics' Rating 7.4 8.2 9.2
Performance 7.3 6.7 8.9
Interior 7.0 8.3 7.6
Operating Cost 8.0 8.4 8.1
Safety 8.8 N/A 9.2
Reliability 3.0 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Numerous standard features
  • Peppy Turbo model
  • TDI’s great fuel economy
  • Upscale cabin
  • Lots of standard features
  • Composed ride
  • Athletic handling
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
Cons
  • Noisy base engine
  • Limited cargo space
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Cramped back seat
  • Confusing navigation system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I5 2.5L/151 Gas I4 1.6L/97 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 27 City / 37 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe 3 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 99.9 104.3 103.9
Length, Overall (in) 168.4 166.1 180.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.2 70.5 69.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 55.1 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) 2939 2584 2866

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks 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 Optional 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
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard 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 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 85.1 89.8 94.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.0 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 43.9 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 55.6 54.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 35.3 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 31.4 31.7 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.0 54.0 54.0
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.6 52.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 15.5 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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar 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
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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks 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
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/151 1.6L/97 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 5700 138 @ 6300 148 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 177 @ 4250 123 @ 4850 135 @ 4500
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 34.1 34.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 27 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 37 (Est) 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2 14.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front - TBD - MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear - TBD - Independent Multi-link
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 Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard