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2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
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Overview

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
Electric
Engine
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 124 MPGE
Hwy: 99 MPGE
Fuel Economy
City: 20 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
30 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5L Inline-4 Gas
Electric
2.5L Inline-5 Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
147 hp @ 3282 rpm
150 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
236 lb-ft
170 lb-ft @ 3750 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
3,538 lbs
2,884 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
112 MPGE
23 MPG
City
26 MPG
124 MPGE
20 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
99 MPGE
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
N/A
8.1 Tons/yr
EPA rating
N/A
N/A
6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
N/A
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
N/A
290 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
N/A
406 miles

Battery Range & Charge Times

Battery Size
N/A
40 kWh
N/A
Charge Time
N/A
35 Hrs Charge Time @ 110/120V, 8 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
176.4 in
161.1 in
Height
56.7 in
61.4 in
59 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70.5 in
67.9 in
Front Width
61.7 in
60.6 in
59.4 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
61.2 in
58.8 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
106.3 in
98.8 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
N/A
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
42.1 in
39.4 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
41.2 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
54.3 in
52.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
51.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
33.5 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.3 in
36.7 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
52.5 in
49.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
50 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
N/A
12 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.1 ft³
23.6 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
30 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Steel Wheels
N/A
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
MacPherson strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam

Tires

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

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Brilliant Silver Metallic
  • Deep Blue Pearl
  • Glacier White
  • Gun Metallic
  • Super Black
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • Cream, V-Tex leatherette seat trim
  • White, V-Tex leatherette seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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
Leather Steering Wheel
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
Optional

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
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
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

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
Not Available
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
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