Re: Mazda 3 5-speed V/S New Mustang V-6 5-speed, who would win a race??
Mustang:* From Consumer Guide: "V6 furnishes brisk takeoffs--test automatic-transmission coupe did 6.9 sec 0-60 mph--but suffers sluggish throttle response that dulls midrange pickup"
Mustang: From C/D
Zero to 60 mph: 6.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 19.0 sec
Street start, 5-60 mph: 7.2 sec
Standing 1/4-mile: 15.3 sec @ 91 mph
Top speed (governor limited): 113 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph: 189 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.79 g
EPA fuel economy, city driving: 19 mpg
C/D-observed fuel economy: 21 mpg
Masda 3:* From Consumer Guide:* "Peppier s models have better performance overall; test manual-transmission hatchback did 8.0 sec 0-60 mph."
Mazda 3:* From Car and Drive:* "our tester did the 0-to-60 dash in 7.4 seconds, covered the quarter-mile in 16 seconds flat at 87mph, and attained 100mph in 22.8 seconds. Those are remarkable numbers for a car in this class."
I think the Mustang has you.* I don't see a stock Mazda 3 running low to mid 15's at 90 mph.* Maybe a Mazda6 V6 could.* But put a good driver in a 3 against a bad driver in a Stang and the story could change..*
2006 SEL I-4 Manual - JusnesModified Tuning