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Mazda Mazda3 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in
Length 178.3 in 176.6 in
Width 69.1 in 69.1 in
Height 57.7 in 57.7 in
Curb Weight 2729 lb. 2779 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 39.1 in 39.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.9 in 54.9 in
Hip Room, Row 1 54.9 in 54.9 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.9 in 41.9 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.4 in 38.4 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.0 in 54.0 in
Hip Room, Row 2 53.9 in 53.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.3 in 36.3 in
Total Legroom 78.2 in (over 2 rows) 78.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 11.4 ft3 17.1 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.4 ft3 31.2 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 Mazda Mazda3

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Lots of leg space & head room, and seat adjustments possible. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Very sporty seats, excellent lumber support. Seats will ensure that you stay where you are supposed to be, even in tight cornering. After a straight 12hr trip, the seat still feels comfortable. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
One of the very few small cars which have a telescopic steering wheel - great for switching between short and tall drivers, pedals placed well for comfort, gear shifter just the right length, and clutch is goldilocks as well - just right. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
For a small car there is more than adequate leg and shoulder room for two average sized adults. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Mazda 3 has very limited footroom except when the driver is of very small stature.it helps somewhat if you puchsae the model with the height adjustable seat.seat fabric on the none leather models goes bally,and becomes difficult to clean!! see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Rear seats are really small and tight legroom. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This IS a smaller car. That being said, if the front seats are all the way back, people in the back had better sit Indian-style on the seats. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
small rear seat for adults see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
If you are over 6 foot like me, make sure you are not in the back. That simple. The folding seats on the hatchback are flexible though for longer items. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Front seats are very uncomfortable. The side bolsters are hard and push your shoulders forward. The seat bolsters dig into your leg on the left side. The head restraints push your neck and head too far forward. The seat bottom is too hard. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Not a lot of room for four large adults. In a pinch I have squeezed five in, but for short trips. Trunk opening is oddly shaped and often I find myself loading/unloading through the lowered rear seats for larger items. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Sedan 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The rear seat is very comfortable for small to average sized people, even for long trips. However, those with long legs will find themselves cramped for legroom. The low roof in the back adds to that cramped feeling. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2005 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The Mazda seemed too cramped up front as compared to the Ion. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
There is none. Its rediculous how little rear leg room there is given the size of the car. My much smaller Mazda Protege that this replaced had substantially more. And don't even think about getting a rear facing car seat back there. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim i s
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
150 hp@6500
135 lb-ft@4500
2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
160 hp@6500
150 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)4-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires195/65HR15 tires205/55HR16 tires
Optional Tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires

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2006 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim s
Standard Engine 2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
160 hp@6500
150 lb-ft@4500
Standard Transmission5-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWD
Standard Tires205/50VR17 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 Mazda Mazda3

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have the S model which has a little more spunk. Still not what anyone would call a performance car. Much better than the Civic though. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Very good power, and excellent acceleration. MazdaSpeed is the current champ for price/performance. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Exceptional power to weight ratio. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The car just feels fast. Acceleration is good in terms of rowing through the gears but you can also sit on the highway and accelerate effortlessly without downshifting if you need to pass someone see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Car is light with plenty of power. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Plenty of power. Manual transmission is excellent. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Very quick and fast. Smooth engine performance, even when engine braking (which was a problem in my 2006 Mazda 3 hatch, but not this Mazdaspeed 3) Torque management impressive, though takes getting used to see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I find the engine extremely smooth and quiet, almost to a fault. I have forgotten to shift on the odd occasion due to lack of audible noise. The power seems perfectly linear from about 2000 rpm on up. The shifter is very precise. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Goes like a bat. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
FWD LSD with Torque limiter. Off the start not so great, but everything after that is amazing see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rough changing gears in automatic (auto = best mileage) & changes at odd times - into 4th at 50 kph, but after gearing down to 4th to pass on hwy, will stay in 4th long after cruising at 120 kph b4 going back up to 5th. Told this is "normal" by dealer. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2007 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I like Mazda, I used to own one. My only issue with the powertrain was that it was not AWD. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2006 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
great car overall but I wish the 3 came with a bigger engine see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2006 Mazda Mazda3

2006 Mazda Mazda3 Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2005 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
The original 17" all-season tires are high-speed oriented. this is great in summer, but they are realy really bad in winter. They were so bad that i had to buy winter tires orI would have slid off the road. (this car had MT andI grew up int enmountains, soI know how to drive in snow. Our offer car has stock all-season tires as well and performs well in winter) I'm not saying the tires are badand if you don't live in the snowbelt it likley doesn't matter. But if you live near snow, you need snow tires. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan i 13,710 12,848 560
4dr Sedan s 16,880 15,805 560
4dr Hatch s 17,370 16,262 560

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