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2014 Dodge Avenger vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Dodge Avenger offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. The Dodge Avenger will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Dodge Avenger as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Dodge Avenger is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda Mazda3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Dodge Avenger is much higher than that for the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Avenger is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Dodge Avenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Dodge Avenger transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Dodge Avenger has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Dodge Avenger has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda Mazda3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Avenger and the Mazda Mazda3. The Dodge Avenger has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Dodge Avenger comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2014 Dodge
Avenger

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MSRP*: $20,595 - $25,795

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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City MPG: 19 - 21 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 29 - 31 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,214 - $24,586 $16,474 - $24,869

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