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1995 Mazda MX-3 vs. 2008 Mazda 3

To start off, 2008 Mazda 3 is newer by 13 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Mazda MX-3. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Mazda MX-3 would be higher. At 1,998 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Mazda 3 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Mazda 3 (141 HP @ 3500 RPM) has 35 more horse power than 1995 Mazda MX-3. (106 HP @ 6200 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Mazda 3 should accelerate faster than 1995 Mazda MX-3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Mazda 3 weights approximately 426 kg more than 1995 Mazda MX-3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Mazda 3 (360 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 226 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Mazda MX-3. (134 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2008 Mazda 3 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Mazda MX-3.

Compare all specifications:

1995 Mazda MX-3 2008 Mazda 3
Make Mazda Mazda
Model MX-3 3
Year Released 1995 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1598 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 106 HP 141 HP
Engine RPM 6200 RPM 3500 RPM
Torque 134 Nm 360 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1059 kg 1485 kg
Vehicle Length 4230 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1760 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 65 L 55 L


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