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5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring *Ltd Avail*
$23,700
Starting MSRP
2dr HB Man
$23,995
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 2-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

263.0-hp, 2.3-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

200.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
21 25 -
Size
180.9" length, 57.9" height 165.8" length, 57.8" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black / Red

Medium flint

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in Compact in -
Front Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in 18 x -TBD- in -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size
18 x 7.5 in 18 x -TBD- in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120 -

Engine

Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 -
Displacement
2.3L/138 2.0L/121 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 3000 207 @ 1800-5000 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 5500 200 @ 5100-6000 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG 21 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
397.50 mi 449.50 mi -
Cruising Range - City
286.20 mi 304.50 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG 31 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG 25 MPG -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs N/A -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs N/A -

Brakes

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x -TBD- in 11.3 x 0.5 in -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x -TBD- in 12.3 x 1.0 in -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal 14.5 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
39.1 ft N/A -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.70 3.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft 35.8 ft -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P225/40YR18 225/40R18 -
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Compact -
Front Tire Size
P225/40YR18 225/40R18 -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3281 lbs 3034 lbs -

Dimensions

Second Leg Room
36.2 in 35.5 in -
Length, Overall
177.6 in 165.8 in -
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 60.4 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.7 in 70.0 in -
Second Hip Room
52.2 in N/A -
Front Shoulder Room
54.9 in 54.6 in -
Front Leg Room
42.0 in 41.2 in -
Front Head Room
38.9 in 39.3 in -
Min Ground Clearance
4.7 in 5.0 in -
Front Hip Room
53.7 in N/A -
Passenger Volume
94.6 ft³ 93.5 ft³ -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
42.8 ft³ 46.0 ft³ -
Second Head Room
38.0 in 38.5 in -
Track Width, Rear
60.0 in 59.7 in -
Second Shoulder Room
54.0 in 53.1 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A -
Wheelbase
103.9 in 101.5 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17.0 ft³ 15.3 ft³ -
Height, Overall
57.5 in 57.8 in -

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