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2014 FIAT 500L vs. 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 than the FIAT 500L, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the FIAT 500L as you will with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the FIAT 500L will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The FIAT 500L and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. If you go with the FIAT 500L, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Drivetrain
The FIAT 500L has much less torque than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the FIAT 500L is significantly less powerful than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the FIAT 500L than that of the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

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2014 FIAT
500L

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MSRP*: $19,195 - $24,395
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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.12% --
City MPG: 24 - 25 18
Highway MPG: 33 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $19,050 - $23,503 $23,143

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