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2014 Honda CR-Z vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda CR-Z and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda CR-Z, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda CR-Z will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Honda CR-Z and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda CR-Z is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Honda CR-Z, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Honda CR-Z 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 Honda CR-Z 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
Those who have to chauffeur around a lot of people should beware, the Honda CR-Z seats a lot fewer people than the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda CR-Z has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda CR-Z comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2014 Honda
CR-Z

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $21,840

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.84% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 31 27 - 29
Highway MPG: 38 37 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 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*: $19,048 - $20,798 $18,131 - $25,345

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