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2015 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Sonata offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

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 Hyundai Sonata 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 Hyundai Sonata and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Mazda Mazda3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Sonata will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Sonata than that of the Mazda Mazda3.

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2015 Hyundai
Sonata

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MSRP*: $21,150 - $28,575

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 1.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.51% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: -- 28 - 29
Highway MPG: -- 39 - 41
Engine(s): 1.6-liter I-4 (regular gas), Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Invoice*: $20,295 - $26,846 $16,474 - $24,869

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