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2014 Scion tC 2014 Mazda Mazda3
   
2dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man (GS)
  • 2dr HB Man (SE)
  • 2dr HB Auto (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto (GS)
  • 2dr HB Auto (SE)
  • 2dr HB Man Monogram (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Man Monogram (GS)
  • 2dr HB Man Monogram (SE)
  • 2dr HB Man 10 Series (GS)
  • 2dr HB Man 10 Series (SE)
  • 2dr HB Man 10 Series (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto Monogram (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto Monogram (GS)
  • 2dr HB Auto Monogram (SE)
  • 2dr HB Auto 10 Series (Natl)
  • 2dr HB Auto 10 Series (SE)
  • 2dr HB Auto 10 Series (GS)
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 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
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $20,210 $17,995  
Invoice $19,199 $17,495
Avg. Paid $20,948 $17,804

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.8  
Critics' Rating 7.6 9.6
Performance 7.1 9.3
Interior 7.7 7.6
Safety 9.0 9.7
Reliability 2.0 2.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Excellent audio system
  • Usable back seat for a coupe
  • Nimble handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Long list of available tech features
 
Cons
  • Low fuel economy for its class
  • Performance doesn't match sporty styling
  • Limited cargo space in sedan 

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.5 L/152 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 23 City / 31 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe Sedan  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 106.3 106.3  
Length, Overall (in) 176.6 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 57.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3124 2848  

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional  
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Optional Optional
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.4 96.3
Front Head Room (in) 37.7 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 57.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.6 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.1 54.4
Second Hip Room (in) 48.5 53.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard  
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 179 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4100 150 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 34.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Transmission

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