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2dr HB Man
$23,695
Starting MSRP
$25,995
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5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
$24,200
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4dr HB 2.0T Manual w/Premium Pkg
$24,740
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Overview

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

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

265.0-hp, 2.5-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 21 21 0
Size
165.8" length, 57.8" height 173.8" length, 58.1" height 180.9" length, 57.9" height 168.7" length, 56.0" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Medium flint

Carbon Black

Black / Red

Natural Brown

Maldives Blue

Ebony

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagons Compact Small Station Wgn

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in 17 X 8 in 18 x 7.5 in 17 x 7.5 in
Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.0 in 17 X 8 in 18 x 7.5 in 17 x 7.5 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
N/A Compact in 17 x -TBD- in -

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Gas I4 Gas I4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 244 @ 4000 280 @ 3000 207 @ 1800-5000
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5 L/150 2.3L/138 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 265 @ 6000 263 @ 5500 200 @ 5100-6000

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG 21 MPG 21 MPG N/A
Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi 321.10 mi 286.20 mi 333.50 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 19 MPG 18 MPG 23 MPG
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG 25 MPG 25 MPG 32 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi 422.50 mi 397.50 mi 464.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc Pwr Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.28 x 0.98 in 11.6 in 12.60 x -TBD- in 12.3 x -TBD- in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.26 x 0.47 in 11.3 in 11.02 x -TBD- in 11.0 x -TBD- in
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 16.9 gal 15.9 gal 14.5 gal

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 N/A 16.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A 39.1 ft N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 N/A 2.70 3.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 34.8 ft 36.0 ft 35.11 ft

Tires

Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P235/45WR17 P225/40YR18 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P235/45WR17 P225/40YR18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T125/70D17 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3034 lbs 3208 lbs 3281 lbs 3263 lbs

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
41.2 in 43.5 in 42.0 in 41.2 in
Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³ 94.6 ft³ 94.6 ft³ 88.9 ft³
Wheelbase
101.5 in 103.3 in 103.9 in 101.5 in
Height, Overall
57.8 in 58.1 in 57.5 in 56.0 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in 6.1 in 4.7 in 4.4 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.0 in 70.7 in 69.7 in 77.1 in
Second Leg Room
35.5 in 33.5 in 36.2 in 34.8 in
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³ 19 ft³ 17.0 ft³ 12.4 ft³
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Front Head Room
39.3 in 40.3 in 38.9 in 38.1 in
Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in 53.2 in 54.0 in 52.8 in
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in 60.6 in 60.0 in 58.8 in
Front Hip Room
N/A 53.4 in 53.7 in N/A
Second Hip Room
N/A 53.3 in 52.2 in N/A
Length, Overall
165.8 in 173.8 in 177.6 in 168.7 in
Second Head Room
38.5 in 37.6 in 38.0 in 36.9 in
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in 54.8 in 54.9 in 54.3 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³ 44.4 ft³ 42.8 ft³ 54.6 ft³
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 60.2 in 60.4 in 59.9 in
Rear Door Opening Height
- N/A - -
Rear Door Opening Width
- N/A - -

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