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Mazda 3 Hatchback
2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback
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$22,500
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8.8
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Mazda 3 Sedan
2021 Mazda 3 Sedan
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$20,500
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8.6
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Volkswagen Golf
2021 Volkswagen Golf
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$23,195
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9.0
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
147 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 1400 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
34.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"
16" x 6.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/60HR16
P205/55HR16
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
31 MPG
33 MPG
City
26 MPG
28 MPG
29 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
36 MPG
39 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
5.7 Tons/yr
5.4 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
369.6 miles
382.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
475.2 miles
514.8 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
183.5 in
167.6 in
Height
56.7 in
56.9 in
58.2 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.7 in
61.7 in
61 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
62.2 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
107.3 in
103.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5.5 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
38 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
55.7 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
54.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.3 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
53.5 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
50.9 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
3,071 lbs
2,963 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
13.2 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.1 ft³
N/A
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
N/A
53.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Beige, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces
  • Titan Black, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles