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2014 Ford Fiesta vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Ford Fiesta, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Ford Fiesta may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Fiesta, due to its tank size and 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). Based on MSRP, the Ford Fiesta is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Ford Fiesta and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fiesta is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Ford Fiesta is slightly shorter than the Mazda Mazda3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Ford Fiesta has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Fiesta has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Fiesta is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. 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 Fiesta and the Mazda Mazda3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Ford Fiesta as you will in the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Ford Fiesta comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2014 Ford
Fiesta

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MSRP*: $14,100 - $18,300

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.85% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 28 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 36 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 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*: $13,571 - $17,614 $16,474 - $24,869

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