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2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed 3
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2014 Volkswagen GTI
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Overview

Engine
2.3-liter Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 21 MPG
Hwy: 31 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
14.5 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
42.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.3-liter Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
263 hp @ 5500 rpm
200 hp @ 5100-6000 rpm
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
207 lb-ft @ 1800-5000 rpm
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter
36 ft
35.8 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
39.1 ft
N/A

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x TBD
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x TBD

Suspension

Front Suspension
MacPherson Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/40YR18
225/40R18
Rear Tire
P225/40YR18
225/40R18
Spare Tire
T125/70D17
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
21 MPG
25 MPG
City
18 MPG
21 MPG
Highway
25 MPG
31 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 Tons/yr
7.3 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
14.5 gallons
Cruising Range City
286.2 miles
304.5 miles
Cruising Range Highway
397.5 miles
449.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
177.6 in
165.8 in
Height
57.5 in
57.8 in
Max Width
69.7 in
70 in
Front Width
60.4 in
60.4 in
Rear Width
60 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
103.9 in
101.5 in
Ground Clearance
4.7 in
5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.9 in
39.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.9 in
54.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
36.2 in
35.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
38 in
38.5 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54 in
54.6 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.2 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,281 lbs
3,113 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
17 ft³
15.3 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
42.8 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black/Red, Leather & cloth seat trim
  • Interlagos, Cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Optional
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Optional
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Keyless Start
Optional
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Not Available

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

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

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
Maintenance
N/A
3 Years / 36,000 Miles