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2dr HB Man
$23,995
Starting MSRP
4dr HB 2.0T Manual w/Premium Pkg
$24,740
Starting MSRP
5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Sport
$23,700
Starting MSRP
$24,785
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

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

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

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

Combined MPG
25 0 21 28
Size
165.8" length, 57.8" height 168.7" length, 56.0" height 180.7" length, 57.9" height 168" length, 56.8" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Medium flint

Natural Brown

Maldives Blue

Ebony

Black / Red

Black / Copper

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

M/T

6-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wgn Compact Compact Cars

Wheels

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

Electrical

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

Engine

Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121 2.3L/138 2.0 L/121
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 207 @ 1800-5000 280 @ 3000 258 @ 1500
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 200 @ 5100-6000 263 @ 5500 210 @ 4500

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG 23 MPG 18 MPG 25 MPG
Cruising Range - City
304.50 mi 333.50 mi 286.20 mi 330.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy
449.50 mi 464.00 mi 397.50 mi 448.80 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
31 MPG 32 MPG 25 MPG 34 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG N/A 21 MPG 28 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Estimated Battery Range
- N/A N/A -

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x 1.0 in 12.3 x -TBD- in 12.6 x -TBD- in 12.3 in
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.3 x 0.5 in 11.0 x -TBD- in 11.0 x -TBD- in 10.7 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A - - N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal 14.5 gal 15.9 gal 13.2 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 16.2 16.2 N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 35.11 ft 36.0 ft 35.8 ft
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0 2.7 N/A

Tires

Front Tire Size
225/40R18 P225/45R17 P225/40R18 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact - T125/70D17 Compact
Rear Tire Size
225/40R18 P225/45R17 P225/40R18 P225/40HR18

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3034 lbs 3263 lbs 3272 lbs 2972 lbs

Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in 52.8 in 54.0 in 53.9 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.3 ft³ 12.4 ft³ 17.0 ft³ 22.8 ft³
Second Head Room
38.5 in 36.9 in 38.0 in 38.1 in
Front Head Room
39.3 in 38.1 in 38.9 in 38.4 in
Length, Overall
165.8 in 168.7 in 177.6 in 168 in
Front Shoulder Room
54.6 in 54.3 in 54.9 in 55.9 in
Liftover Height
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Volume
93.5 ft³ 88.9 ft³ 94.6 ft³ 93.5 ft³
Height, Overall
57.8 in 56.0 in 57.5 in 56.8 in
Second Hip Room
N/A N/A 52.2 in N/A
Track Width, Rear
59.7 in 58.8 in 60.0 in 59.7 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.0 in 77.1 in 69.7 in 70.5 in
Wheelbase
101.5 in 101.5 in 103.9 in 103.6 in
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
46.0 ft³ 54.6 ft³ 42.8 ft³ 52.7 ft³
Min Ground Clearance
5.0 in 4.4 in 4.7 in 5 in
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Track Width, Front
60.4 in 59.9 in 60.4 in 60.6 in
Front Hip Room
N/A N/A 53.7 in N/A
Second Leg Room
35.5 in 34.8 in 36.2 in 35.6 in
Front Leg Room
41.2 in 41.2 in 42.0 in 41.2 in

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