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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid than in the Mazda Mazda3, due to the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid as you will in the Mazda Mazda3.

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

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2015 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $29,500

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.10%
City MPG: 36 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 40 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,573 - $27,703 $16,474 - $24,869

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