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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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2021 Toyota Camry
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Volkswagen Golf GTI
2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 29 MPG
Hwy: 41 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
14.1 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
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
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
203 hp @ 6600 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
8-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
37.4 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/65VR16
P225/40HR18
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P205/65VR16
P225/40HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
34 MPG
26 MPG
City
28 MPG
29 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
41 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 Tons/yr
5.2 (2019) Tons/yr
6.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
369.6 miles
420.5 miles
303.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
475.2 miles
594.5 miles
396 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
183.5 in
192.1 in
168 in
Height
56.9 in
56.9 in
57.8 in
Max Width
70.7 in
72.4 in
70.8 in
Front Width
61.7 in
63 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
63.2 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
111.2 in
103.6 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5.7 in
5.1 in

Interior Space

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

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,071 lbs
3,241 lbs
3,062 lbs

Cargo Space

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

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Celestial Silver Metallic
  • Galactic Aqua Mica
  • Midnight Black Metallic
  • Predawn Gray Mica
  • Super White
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Ash, Fabric Seat Trim
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Side Crash Rating
Rollover Rating

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
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
2 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Maintenance
N/A
2 Years / 25,000 Miles
2 Years / 20,000 Miles