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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid vs. 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford C-Max Hybrid than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. The Ford C-Max Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Convenience
With the Ford C-Max Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Ford C-Max Hybrid is somewhat more expensive 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 Ford C-Max Hybrid and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford C-Max Hybrid is much wider than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Ford C-Max Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford C-Max Hybrid has much less torque than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford C-Max Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford C-Max Hybrid 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 Ford C-Max Hybrid and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. The Ford C-Max Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Warranty
The Ford C-Max Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

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2013 Ford
C-Max Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,200 - $28,365
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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% --
City MPG: 45 18
Highway MPG: 40 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $23,499 - $26,451 $23,143

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