Mazda Mazda3 vs. Chevrolet Volt

Snowflake White Pearl Mica
VS
Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$18,095 - $20,395
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.63 / 5
24 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
149 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SKYACTIV
range extender 1.5L Variable Valve Timing DI DOHC 4

Interior Features

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
34.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
35.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 cu. ft.
10.6 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Not Available

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
175.6 - 180.3 in.
180.4 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
71.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
2875 - 2967 .lbs
3543 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
155 hp
149 hp

Torque

Torque
150 ft. lbs.
294 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
Not Available
.lbs

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric Gas
Not Available
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
13.2 gal.
8.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
14 - 38 mpg
22 - 21 mpg

City

City
28 mpg
43 mpg

Highway

Highway
37 - 38 mpg
42 mpg

Safety Features

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional
Not Available

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 4-Door - Mazda Mazda3 5-Door
Chevrolet Volt

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback - Sedan
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front wheel drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Compact Cars - Mid-Size Cars
Compact Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
96.3 - 96.4 ft³.
90.0 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
2875 - 2967 lbs.
3543 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
31 mpg.
42 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
28 mpg.
43 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
37 - 38 mpg.
42 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Gas/Electric I4

Displacement

Displacement
2.0 L/122
1.5L/

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD - Manual w/OD
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - 3.55
Not Available

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 - 2.02
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 - 1.45
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 1.03
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.84
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - 0.68
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 - 3.89
Not Available

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 - 3.85
2.64

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7, 5.6, 5.7
1.3

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Compound Crank

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P215/50R17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16
P215/50R17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Not Available

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
17 x 7.0 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in.
17 x 7.0 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Not Available

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Not Available

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Electric Pwr

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.8 ft.
36.40 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Regenerative

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
10.87 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.4 in.
10.00 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal.
8.9 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.6 in.
37.80 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.10 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.2 in.
56.50 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.5 in.
53.70 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.6 in.
35.80 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.8 in.
34.70 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.4 in.
53.20 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.5 in.
51.30 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.3 in.
106.10 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
175.6 - 180.3 in.
180.40 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
71.20 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.3 in.
56.4 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.2 in.
60.60 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in.
61.80 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
6.1 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
20.2 ft³.
Not Available

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
47.1 ft³.
Not Available

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 ft³.
10.6 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Mazda3
Volt

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact
Compact

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback - Sedan
Hatchback

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.0
1.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4