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  • 2014 Mazda Mazda3

    #6 in 2014 Compact Cars

  • 2014 Honda Civic

    #2 in 2014 Compact Cars

  • 2014 Volkswagen Golf

    #11 in 2014 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $17,995
    • $19,190
    • $25,200
    • Avg. Paid
    • N/A
    • N/A
    • N/A

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.5 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.6 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Performance
    • 9.3 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.8 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.8 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 5.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Sporty handling
      • Great fuel economy
      • Upscale cabin
      • Easy-to-use tech features
      • Balanced ride and handling
      • Stylish, roomy interior
      • Good safety and reliability ratings
      • Impressive gas mileage
      • Excellent fuel economy in diesel models
      • Nimble handling
      • Premium cabin
      • Ample cargo space
    • Cons
    •  

      • Limited trunk space (sedan)

       

      • Finicky touch-sensitive buttons
      • Limited trunk space
      • Poor fuel economy with base engine

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110
    • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4 2.0 L/120
    • MPG
    • 30 City / 41 Hwy
    • 30 City / 39 Hwy
    • 30 City / 42 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Hatchback
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 105.1
    • 101.5
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 180.3
    • 179.4
    • 165.4
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.7
    • 69
    • 70.3
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 56.5
    • 58.2
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    • Optional
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2848
    • 2811
    • 3074
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Full Size Spare Tire
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Cruise Control
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • 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.)
    • 96.3
    • 94.6
    • 92.9
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.6
    • 39
    • 39.3
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.2
    • 42
    • 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 57.2
    • 56.6
    • 54.7
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.5
    • 50.5
    •  
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.6
    • 37.1
    • 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.8
    • 36.2
    • 35.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.4
    • 53.3
    • 52.8
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.5
    • 51.4
    •  
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    •  
    •  
    • 46
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 12.4
    • 12.5
    •  
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Heated Front Seats
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    •  
    •  
    • 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
    • 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
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Turbocharged
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 1.8 L/110
    • 2.0 L/120
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 155 @ 6000
    • 143 @ 6500
    • 140 @ 4000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 150 @ 4000
    • 129 @ 4300
    • 236 @ 1750
    • Transmission
    • Automatic w/OD
    • CVT w/OD
    • Manual w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.8
    • 35.4
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Diesel Fuel
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 30
    • 30
    • 30
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 41
    • 39
    • 42
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 13.2
    • 14.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Continuously Variable Trans
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    •  
    •  
    • Standard

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