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Mazda 3 Sedan
2020 Mazda 3 Sedan
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$21,500
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8.8
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2020 Nissan Altima
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7.8
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2020 Nissan Sentra
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Overview

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter 4 Cylinder Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 35 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 39 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
15.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter 4 Cylinder Gas
Horsepower
186 hp @ 6000 rpm
188 hp @ 6000 rpm
149 hp
Torque
186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
180 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
145 lb-ft
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A
Turning Diameter
34.8 ft
36.1 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
16" x 7"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
N/A
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16
N/A
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P215/60HR16
N/A
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
32 MPG
N/A
City
26 MPG
28 MPG
N/A
Highway
35 MPG
39 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
5.5 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
16.2 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
343.2 miles
453.6 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
462 miles
631.8 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
183.5 in
192.9 in
N/A
Height
56.9 in
56.7 in
N/A
Max Width
70.7 in
72.9 in
N/A
Front Width
61.7 in
63.6 in
N/A
Rear Width
62.2 in
63.6 in
N/A
Wheelbase
107.3 in
111.2 in
N/A
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
4.9 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
43.8 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
39.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
58.2 in
N/A
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
54.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
36.9 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.5 in
57.1 in
N/A
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
54.5 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,071 lbs
3,208 lbs
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
15.4 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

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

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Charcoal, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Light Gray, Cloth Seat Trim
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Optional
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
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
N/A
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A