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  • 2011 Mazda Mazda3

    #4 in 2011 Compact Cars

  • 2011 Volkswagen Jetta

    #14 in 2011 Compact Cars

  • 2011 Hyundai Elantra

    #11 in 2011 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $15,800
    • $15,365
    • $14,945
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,410
    • $5,111
    • $6,869

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.4 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.7 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.2 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • 9.4 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 10.0 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.5 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Fun to drive
      • Quality interior
      • Good safety scores
      • Comfortable seats
      • Spacious interior with large trunk
      • Great fuel economy with the TDI
      • Good safety scores
      • Great fuel economy
      • Outstanding safety scores
      • Class-exclusive available heated rear seats
      • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
    • Cons
      • Tight rear seats
      • Small trunk in sedan
      • Cheaper interior materials versus the previous model year
      • Engine could be more powerful

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • Gas I4 2.0L/121
    • Gas I4 1.8L/110
    • MPG
    • 25 City / 33 Hwy
    • 24 City / 34 Hwy
    • 28 City / 38 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.9
    • 104.4
    • 106.3
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 180.7
    • 182.2
    • 178.3
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.1
    • 70.0
    • 69.9
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.9
    • 57.2
    • 56.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2859
    • 2804
    • 2661 (est)
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Keyless Entry
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 94.1
    • 94.1
    • 95.6
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.9
    • 38.2
    • 40.0
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.0
    • 41.2
    • 43.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.9
    • 55.2
    • 55.9
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.7
    • - TBD -
    • 53.5
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.5
    • 37.1
    • 37.1
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.2
    • 38.1
    • 33.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.0
    • 53.6
    • 54.8
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 52.2
    • - TBD -
    • 52.7
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 11.8
    • 15.5
    • 14.8
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0L/122
    • 2.0L/121
    • 1.8L/110
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 148 @ 6500
    • 115 @ 5200
    • 148 @ 6500
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 135 @ 4500
    • 125 @ 4000
    • 131 @ 4700
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.2
    • 36.4
    • 34.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 25
    • 24
    • 28
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 33
    • 34
    • 38
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 14.5
    • 14.5
    • 12.8
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • McPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-link
    • Twist Beam
    • Torsion Axle
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • w/Coil Springs
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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