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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 GLI
2009 Volkswagen GLI
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$24,770
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
16 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
200 hp @ 5100-6000 rpm
Torque
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
207 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
16" x 6.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Independent
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Independent

Tires

Front Tire
P205/60HR16
P225/45WR17
Rear Tire
P205/60HR16
P225/45WR17
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
31 MPG
N/A
City
28 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
31 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
369.6 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
475.2 miles
449.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
183.5 in
179.3 in
Height
56.9 in
57.4 in
Max Width
70.7 in
70.1 in
Front Width
61.7 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
62.2 in
59.8 in
Wheelbase
107.3 in
101.5 in
Ground Clearance
5.5 in
5.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38 in
38.5 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.7 in
54.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
54.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.1 in
35.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
53.5 in
53.1 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.9 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,071 lbs
3,290 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
16 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Anthracite, Interlagos cloth seat trim

Optional Interior Materials

N/A
  • Anthracite, Leather seating surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Optional
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard
Satellite Radio
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 Seats
Not Available
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Not Available
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Not Available
Standard
Sun/Moonroof
Not Available
Optional

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
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
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
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles