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Mazda 3 Hatchback
2021 Mazda 3 Hatchback
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Scion tC
2016 Scion tC
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$19,385
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 34 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
179 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
172 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,082 lbs
3,082 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
29 MPG
26 MPG
City
26 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
34 MPG
31 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 Tons/yr
6.8 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
333.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
448.8 miles
449.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
175.6 in
176.6 in
Height
56.7 in
55.7 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.7 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
61.4 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
106.3 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
6.3 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
41.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
37.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
55.4 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
52.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
34.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
36.4 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.4 in
52.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
48.5 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.1 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P225/45WR18
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P225/45WR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Absolutely Red
  • Black
  • Blizzard Pearl
  • Blue Streak Metallic
  • Cement
  • Cosmic Gray Mica
  • Magnetic Gray Metallic

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Dark Charcoal, Fabric Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles