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BMW X1 (2016) vs. Mazda Mazda3 (2016) Features

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Features Comparison: BMW X1 vs. Mazda Mazda3

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Model Year 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
Model Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3
Trim i Sport i Touring i Grand Touring s Touring s Grand Touring
Engines (show)  
2.0L I4
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4000
2.5L I4
184 hp@5700
185 lb-ft@3250
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manual  
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Drivetrains (show)  
Tires (show)  
205/60HR16 tires
215/45WR18 tires      
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 6 speakers      
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)  
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.        
Cruise control  
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.  
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.        
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.        
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Temporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo mat
Cargo net
Cargo tray
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.  
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.
Audio controls on steering wheel
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.
CD player  
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.  
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.  
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.    
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.  
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.
Surround sound  
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.    
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.          
Voice control for audio systemSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.      
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.    
Exterior (show)  
Active grille shuttersClose grille openings when not needed to reduce aerodynamic drag.        
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.
Black grille (optional)      
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.        
Paint, special red
Paint, special white
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.        
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Digital instruments
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.      
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.  
Interior ambient lightingLEDs cast a soft glow over and/or highlight parts of the interior.
LED tail lightsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.
Outside temperature display
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.        
TachometerReports engine speed.
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.      
Visor mirror, driver        
Visor mirror, passenger        
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.        
Powertrain (show)  
Regenerative braking, capacitor-basedSmart alternator charges a capacitor while braking, to improve fuel economy.        
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.      
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets          
Front sport buckets
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row
Door sill trim plates
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats    
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.        
Leather-wrapped steering wheel  
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.    
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat    
Power height adjuster, driver seat    
Power recliner, driver seat    
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.      
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Preferred Equipment Package

Heated mirrors
Center armrest(s), second row
Rain-sensing wipers
Automatic headlights
Alloy wheels
Additional chrome trim
Turn signals on or near mirrors
Blind spot warning system
Rear cross-traffic detection
Front sport buckets

Popular Equipment Package

Automatic climate control, front
CD player
Satellite radio
Dual-zone climate control
MP3-compatible player
Surround sound
Surround sound

Technology Package

Adaptive cruise control
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system
Automatic braking, low-speed
Active grille shutters
Regenerative braking, capacitor-based

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