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2014 Ford Mustang 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 Mustang, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Ford Mustang may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Ford Mustang, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Mustang 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 Ford Mustang and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Mustang 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 Ford Mustang, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Mustang does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Ford Mustang has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Mustang 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
The Ford Mustang has less seating than the Mazda Mazda3, making the Mazda Mazda3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Ford Mustang has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2014 Ford
Mustang

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MSRP*: $22,510 - $35,310

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $4,750 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: 15 - 19 27 - 29
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 37 - 40
Engine(s): V-6, V-8 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,215 - $32,573 $18,131 - $25,345

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