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2dr HB Man
$23,230
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$13,625
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5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring *Ltd Avail*
$23,700
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4dr HB Man FrontTrak
$25,930
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Overview

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

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

145.0-hp, 2.2-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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

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

Combined MPG
25 0 21 0
Size
165.8" length, 58.4" height 180.3" length, 55.5" height 180.9" length, 57.9" height 168.7" length, 56.0" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Ascot Brown

Sand Beige

Light Gray

Black / Red

Natural Brown

Maldives Blue

Ebony

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

A/T

5-Speed M/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact - Compact Small Station Wgn

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7 in - 18 x 7.5 in 17 x 7.5 in
Front Wheel Size
17 x 7 in - 18 x 7.5 in 17 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Size
N/A - 17 x -TBD- in N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy - Aluminum Alloy
Front Wheel Material
Alloy - Aluminum Alloy

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A - N/A N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - 110 140

Engine

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

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A - N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG - 18 MPG 21 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi - 397.50 mi 420.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG - 25 MPG 29 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A - N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi - 286.20 mi 304.50 mi
Estimated Battery Range
N/A - - N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A - N/A N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG - 21 MPG N/A

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent - Multi-link Four Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut - w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Front
Independent - MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link - w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x 0.47 in - 11.0 x -TBD- in 11.0 x -TBD- in
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.28 x 0.98 in - 12.6 x -TBD- in 12.3 x -TBD- in
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A - N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes Yes
Brake Type
Pwr - Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- - N/A -

Fuel Tank

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

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A - 39.1 ft N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 - 16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft - 36.0 ft 35.11 ft
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 - 2.70 3.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion - Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive

Tires

Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 - P225/40YR18 P225/45YR17
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 - P225/40YR18 P225/45YR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - T125/70D17 Compact

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3100 lbs - 3281 lbs 3263 lbs

Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A - 42.8 ft³ 54.6 ft³
Width, Max w/o mirrors
69.3 in - 69.7 in 77.4 in
Track Width, Front
60.4 in - 60.4 in 59.9 in
Passenger Volume
94.2 ft³ - 94.6 ft³ 88.9 ft³
Wheelbase
101.5 in - 103.9 in 101.5 in
Height, Overall
58.4 in - 57.5 in 56.0 in
Front Head Room
39.3 in - 38.9 in 38.9 in
Second Head Room
38.5 in - 38.0 in 37.0 in
Front Leg Room
41.2 in - 42.0 in 41.2 in
Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in - 54.0 in 52.8 in
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in - 60.0 in 58.8 in
Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in - 4.7 in 4.0 in
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5 5
Length, Overall
165.8 in - 177.6 in 168.7 in
Trunk Volume
N/A - N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room
54.7 in - 54.9 in 54.4 in
Front Hip Room
N/A - 53.7 in N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³ - 17.0 ft³ 12.4 ft³
Second Hip Room
N/A - 52.2 in N/A
Liftover Height
N/A - N/A 27.0 in
Second Leg Room
35.3 in - 36.2 in 34.8 in

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