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Mazda 3 vs rivals - specifications

 Mazda 3 S 1.6Hyundai i30 Comfort 1.6Chevrolet Cruze LS 1.6
On the road price/total as tested£13,500/£13,500£12,600/£12,985£12,595/£12,595
Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)£6,102/45.2%£4,423/35.1%£3,753/29.8%
Annual tax liability std/higher rate£459/£918£453/£907£478/£957
Annual fuel cost (12/20K miles)£2,128/£3,457£2,021/£3,369£2,303/£3,838
Ins. group/quote/road tax band/cost12/£372/F/£12516/N/A/G/£15015/£420/G/£150
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£133/£240/£180£122/£224/£143£88/£134/£107
Length/wheelbase4,460/2,640mm4,245/2,650mm4,597/2,685mm
Height/width1,470/1,75mm1,480/1,775mm1,477/1,788mm
Engine4cyl in-line/1,598cc4cyl in-line/1,591cc4cyl in-line/1,598cc
Peak power 103/6,000 bhp/rpm124/6,300 bhp/rpm111/6,400 bhp/rpm
Peak torque 145/4,000 Nm/rpm157/4,200 Nm/rpm153/4,200 Nm/rpm
Transmission 5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd5-spd man/fwd
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel55 litres/sp. saver53 litres/full size60 litres/full size
Boot capacity (seats up/down) 340/1,360 litres340/1,250 litres450 litres/N/A
Kerbweight/payload1,257/513/1,150kg1,293/427/1,200kg1,285/503/1,200kg
Turning circle10.9 metres/0.30Cd10.2 metres/N/A10.9 metres/N/A
Basic warranty/recovery3yrs (60k)/3yrs AA5yrs (unltd)/1yr RAC3yrs (60k)/1yr AA
Service intervals/UK dealers12,500 miles/15910,000 miles/14610,000 miles/95
Driver Power manufacturer/dealer pos.10th (09)/11th (08)18th (09)/9th (08)N/A
Euro NCAP: Adult/child/ped./pointsN/A5/4/2/86N/A
0-60/30-70mph13.4/13.5 secs10.5/10.3 secs13.7/10.5 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 6.9/10.1 secs5.9/8.2 secs7.1/10.5 secs
50-70mph in 5th/6th 14.7 secs14.1 secs17.2 secs
Top speed/rpm at 70mph 114mph/3,250rpm119mph/3,500rpm115mph/3,000rpm
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 51.4/36.6/9.1m52.5/39.1/9.2m56.1/39.1/9.7m
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph53/38/61/72dB55/41/63/72dB54/40/61/69dB
Auto Express economy/range26.4mpg/319 miles27.8mpg/324 miles24.4mpg/322 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 34.0/54.3/44.8mpg35.3/54.3/45.6mpg31.4/51.4/41.5mpg
Actual/claimed CO2/tax bracket247/149g/km/17%235/152g/km/18%267/159g/km/19%
Airbags/Isofix/parking sensorsSix/yes/DFOSix/yes/£130*Six/yes/yes
Air-con/heated seats/cruise ctrlYes/no/noYes/no/yesYes/no/yes
Leather seats/stability controlNo/yes/no£1,000/yes/no£1,100/yes/no
Metallic paint/auto/Bluetooth£385/no/no£385/no/noYes/no/no
Sat-nav/CD player/aux inNo/no/no£485/yes/noNo/no/no
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