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Here's how the 2022 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2022 Kia Forte measure up.
$21,150
Starting MSRP
$19,090
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

155.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

147.0-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
31 35 -
Size
183.5" length, 56.9" height 182.7" length, 56.5" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Black

Sabre Black

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Transmissions

Transmissions

6-Speed A/T

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

CVT Transmission

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars -

Wheels

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A -
Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 15 X 6 in -
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in N/A -
Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in 15 X 6 in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
N/A N/A -

Engine

Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 147 @ 6200 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 132 @ 4500 -

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
369.60 mi 434.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
36 MPG 41 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 MPG 31 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 MPG 35 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
475.20 mi 574.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in 11 in -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 in 10.3 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal 14 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
N/A N/A -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft 34.8 ft -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15 -
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact N/A -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2984 lbs 2908 lbs -

Dimensions

Track Width, Front
61.7 in 61.5 in -
Front Hip Room
54.6 in 53 in -
Second Shoulder Room
53.5 in 55.3 in -
Front Head Room
38 in 38.8 in -
Wheelbase
107.3 in 106.3 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in 5.3 in -
Length, Overall
183.5 in 182.7 in -
Front Shoulder Room
55.7 in 56.1 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in 70.9 in -
Track Width, Rear
62.2 in 61.9 in -
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³ 15.3 ft³ -
Front Leg Room
42.3 in 42.2 in -
Height, Overall
56.9 in 56.5 in -
Second Leg Room
35.1 in 35.7 in -
Passenger Volume
92.8 ft³ 96 ft³ -
Second Hip Room
50.9 in 51.1 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Head Room
37.3 in 37.5 in -
Liftover Height
N/A N/A -

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