2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP
$16,945
BASE MODEL
MPG
29
CITY
41
HIGHWAY
Horsepower
155 HP
I-4 ENGINE
Rating
2
5
JD POWER RATING
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Overview

The Mazda3 comes with one of two engine choices, both of which utilize Mazda's SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY to increase fuel economy. The base engine, available on all 'i' models, is a 2.0L 4-cylinder unit that makes 155 horsepower and is capable of up to 41 mpg on the highway. It's connected to either a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual. The optional engine, available across the 's' range, is a 2.5L 4-cylinder capable of 184 horsepower, a fairly high number for a compact. Despite its power, the Mazda3 is still able to achieve up to 40 mpg on the highway with the more powerful engine when equipped with Mazda's i-ELOOP...Read More

Model Strengths

  • Efficient, powerful drivetrains; loaded with features; unique styling; good use of space
  • Steering
  • Steering TypeRack-Pinion
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)34.8
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)57.2
  • Passenger Volume (ft )96.3
  • Front Leg Room (in)42.2
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.8
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)54.4
  • Front Hip Room (in)55.5
  • Front Head Room (in)38.6
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Second Head Room (in)37.6
  • Second Hip Room (in)53.5
  • Mileage
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)29
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)33
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)41
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Min Ground Clearance (in)6.1
  • Track Width, Front (in)61.2
  • Height, Overall (in)57.3
  • Track Width, Rear (in)61.4
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)70.7
  • Length, Overall (in)180.3
  • Wheelbase (in)106.3
  • Summary
  • Vehicle NameMazda Mazda3
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )12.4
  • Brakes
  • Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)10.4
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year5.5
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Electrical
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)100
  • Transmission
  • Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.03
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)3.36
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.85
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.38
  • Trans Type6
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)1.95
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.68
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.30
  • DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
  • Engine
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM155 @ 6000
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM150 @ 4000
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • Engine TypeRegular Unleaded I-4
  • Displacement2.0 L/122
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)13.2
  • Tires
  • Spare Tire SizeCompact
  • Rear Tire SizeP205/60HR16
  • Front Tire SizeP205/60HR16
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
  • Spare Wheel Size (in)Compact
  • Front Wheel Size (in)16 X 6.5
  • Front Wheel MaterialSteel
  • Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)16 X 6.5
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)2781
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