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Mazda Mazda3 Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2013)

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2013 Mazda Mazda3 Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Hatch
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in
Length 180.9 in 177.4 in
Width 69.1 in 69.1 in
Height 57.9 in 57.9 in
Curb Weight 2929 lb. 2953 lb.
Fuel Capacity 14.5 gal. 14.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.1 in 38.1 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 54.9 in 54.9 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.7 in 53.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.0 in 42.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.4 in 37.7 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 54.0 in 54.0 in
Hip Room, Row 2 52.2 in 52.2 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.2 in 36.2 in
Total Legroom 78.2 in (over 2 rows) 78.2 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 11.8 ft3 17.0 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.8 ft3 42.8 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 Mazda Mazda3

2013 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
2012 The Mazda3 also isn't a clear choice if a roomy rear seat is a top priority. Sitting behind my 5-9 self, I had little room to spare. The rear seat in the Ford Focus is at least as tight, but has a more comfortably positioned cushion. A Honda Civic, Nissan Sentra, or Toyota Corolla has far more rear seat room. If you like how the Mazda3 looks and drives, but need more rear seat legroom, the Mazda6 offers another three inches for another $2,100 to $3,700 (depending on trim level). see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

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2013 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Nice contoured, form fitting seats offer plenty of support, quite comfortable. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2013 Mazda Mazda3 Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Rear seat a bit tight, needs more room back there. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Non of either if the front seats are all the way back, but rear seat room is NOT a factor for me. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I bought this car to replace a 2004 Mazda 6i Hatchback that I truly loved (got rear-ended and totaled). I did not like the 2012 Mazda 6 at all (or the milage it got), so I went the 3 with Skyactiv. The rear seat and rear legroom is just a bit too small. If it were a tad larger, this would be a awesome car, but the great mileage I get offsets this to a certain degree. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Rear seat is rather tight, worse than my old Protege5 see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It's a joke. You can't fit anything in the back seat aside from children and/or groceries/shopping. Putting an adult back there will require a sincere apology, and possibly a written note and gift bottle of wine. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim i SV i Sport i Touring i Grand Touring s Grand Touring
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6500
135 lb-ft@4500
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
167 hp@6000
168 lb-ft@4000
Standard Transmission5-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)5-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires

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2013 Mazda Mazda3 4-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim i Touring i Grand Touring s Grand Touring MazdaSpeed3
Standard Engine 2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4100
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
167 hp@6000
168 lb-ft@4000
turbocharged
2.3L I4
DOHC-4v
263 hp@5500
280 lb-ft@3000
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic5-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWDFWDFWD
Standard Tires205/55HR16 tires205/55HR16 tires205/50VR17 tires225/40YR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2013 Mazda Mazda3

2013 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2014 If you're looking for the quickest car in this segment, you're going to want something with a turbocharger. A MazdaSpeed3 will arrive in a few years to take on the Ford Focus ST, Subaru WRX, and Volkswagen GTI. Among compact cars aimed at a broad audience, though, the Mazda3 s is perhaps the quickest. The 184-horsepower 2.5-liter engine can get the car's 3,002 lbs. from a rest to 60 mph in about 7.5 seconds. The Ford Focus, with a peakier 160-horsepower engine to motivate a similar curb weight, is only slightly quicker than the 155-horsepower Mazda3 i. Reviewers typically wish for more power from both. The 3,348-pound, 184-horsepower Dodge Dart GT and 3,122-pound, 201-horsepower Kia Forte SX come closer to the big-engined Mazda. This said, the Mazda3 doesn't feel as quick as it is, likely because the engine is smooth (if satisfyingly snarly high in its range) and builds power very linearly. Compared to the similarly powerful 2.4-liter in the Dodge Dart GT, there's more torque (185 vs. 171 lb-ft) at a lower peak (3,250 vs. 4,800 rpm). Later the Mazda3 s will also be available with a six-speed manual (already standard with the base engine). This combination won't be as quick, if the Mazda6 is any guide, but it should be even more engaging. The latest Mazda shifters have an excellent mechanical feel. You feel like you're operating a well-engineered piece of machinery. With other manual shifters you all too often feel like you're pushing cables through a tube, which is essentially what you are doing. Currently the larger four is only offered with a manually-shiftable six-speed automatic. Compared to other automatics, though, the Mazda's is about as good as they get, with intelligent logic (you'll rarely feel a need for the paddles), quick responses (with an upcoming caveat), and smooth shifts. At lower speeds a conventional torque converter buffers the engine and transmission, but otherwise this task is managed by a multi-plate clutch, improving efficiency and lending the transmission the crisper character of an automated manual. And that caveat? Well, in normal mode the powertrain doesn't feel all that quick to respond to the throttle. This is because it has been tuned to achieve those excellent EPA ratings. Fix this by hitting a sport button just ahead of the shifter. The downside: in sport mode the transmission doesn't shift into as high a gear around town, so using it all the time will harm mpg. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2013 Mazda Mazda3

2013 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It has more than enough power for my daily driving needs. The transmission is smooth and responsive. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch turbocharged 263hp 2.3L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The motor is strong and the "punch" is there. With 6 gears it lets you cruise in relatively peace when needed too. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm generally not a fan of auto transmissions, especially on small 4 cylinder engines. After driving both the 6sp M and 6sp A, the auto was the better choice though. Coming from the RX-8, the 3 manual was lacking. The skyactiv auto works as adverti see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2013 Mazda Mazda3 Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Transmission reluctant to downshift (automatic trans) when going uphill; no doubt programmed to get better mileage. Manual trans might have been better choice. Otherwise, auto shifts effortlessly and is totally unobtrusive. Engine feels strong for the most part (standard SkyActive engine). see full Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car has absolutely no oomph. I've had to modify my driving to accomodate the lack of power. No darting. You need to think in terms of currents in traffic, and try to figure out good flows in order to pass or get along anywhere; you will NOT be able to push the gas to try to reach that open area up on the right for an exit. You need to adjust, and instead drop you speed and start anticipating another 1/4 to 1/2 mile BEFORE your exit, how you're going to get over. Traffic is thus a major problem; all you can do is flow. You CANNOT move to the left/passing lane and expect anything to happen; there is not much acceleration at all. You also do not have enough power to get yourself out of trouble. This car's transmission FIGHTS you , to get into the tallest gear/lowest RPM possible. It DOES NOT react whwn you push the pedal. I've many times pushed the pedal down, only to be rewarded with a dull Rrrrrr. As I wonder what's happening, and push further, even resting the pedal on the floor, the car downshifts not once, but TWICE, pushing the rpm's to about 5500 - for 1 second, before it upshifts. This is FRIGHTENING in it's slowness of reaction, slowness of acceleration, and possibility of damage to the engine. I bought the car due to my commute of 400 miles per week and the high prie of gas. With the price down, I have no reason to keep this car. It's lack of positives outweigh any benefit. see full Mazda Mazda3 review
 

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2013 Mazda Mazda3 MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan i SV 16,700 16,229 795
4dr Sedan i Sport 18,375 17,578 795
4dr Sedan i Touring 19,500 18,653 795
4dr Sedan i Grand Touring 22,800 21,805 795
4dr Sedan s Grand Touring 24,350 23,287 795
4dr Hatch i Touring 20,000 19,130 795
4dr Hatch i Grand Touring 23,300 22,283 795
4dr Hatch s Grand Touring 24,850 23,766 795
4dr Hatch MazdaSpeed3 24,200 23,143 795

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