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2014 Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord, drivers may find the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
With the Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Accord is much wider than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Accord, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

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

Handling
The Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord 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 Honda Accord and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. The Honda Accord has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda Accord comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

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2014 Honda
Accord

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MSRP*: $23,625 - $30,625
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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.84% --
City MPG: 18 - 26 18
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 --
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
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $21,623 - $28,008 $23,143

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