• 2016 Mazda Mazda3

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  • 2016 Mazda Mazda3

    #2 in 2016 Compact Cars

  • 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

    #6 in 2018 Subcompact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $17,845
    • $16,520
    • Avg. Paid
    • $12,099
    • $11,347

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 9.9 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Performance
    • 9.6 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.2 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Safety
    • 9.8 /10
    • 9.8 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Zippy handling
      • Outstanding fuel economy
      • High-quality interior
      • High safety score
      • User-friendly and well-equipped infotainment system
      • Comfortable, roomy front seats for the class
      • Ample cargo room
      • Balanced, sharp handling
    • Cons
      • Undersized trunk in sedan models
      • Snug rear seats
      • Below-average fuel economy with base engine

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • Gas I4 1.8L/110
    • MPG
    • 29 City / 41 Hwy
    • 25 City / 34 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 106.3
    • 99.40
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 180.3
    • 173.90
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.7
    • 68.30
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.3
    • 59.70
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    •  
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2869
    • 2837
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Optional
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Optional
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    •  
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    •  
    • Standard
    • Back-Up Camera
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    • Standard
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Optional
    •  
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 96.3
    • 90.3
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.6
    • 38.70
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 42.2
    • 41.80
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 57.2
    • 53.40
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 55.5
    • 51.40
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.6
    • 37.80
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 35.8
    • 34.60
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.4
    • 53.00
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.5
    • 51.60
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 12.4
    • 14.9
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • WiFi Hotspot
    •  
    • Standard
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Standard
    • Apple CarPlay
    •  
    • Standard
    • Android Auto
    •  
    • Standard
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    •  
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    •  
    • Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Optional
    •  
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.0 L/122
    • 1.8L/110
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 155 @ 6000
    • 138 @ 6300
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 150 @ 4000
    • 125 @ 3800
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Automatic
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.8
    • 34.5
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 29
    • 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 41
    • 34
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 12.2
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Semi-Independent Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Strut
    • w/Coil Springs
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Multi-Link
    • w/Coil Springs
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  

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