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2014 Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Insight 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 Insight and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Insight is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Honda Insight takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Honda Insight has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight 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 Honda Insight and the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda Insight 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 Insight comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.


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2014 Honda
Insight

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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190

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: 41
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
27 - 29
Highway MPG: 44 37 - 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
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $17,843 - $21,130 $18,131 - $25,345

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