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2015 Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Veloster will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Dimensions
The Hyundai Veloster is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. The Hyundai Veloster is slightly shorter than the Mazda Mazda3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Veloster transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster is somewhat more powerful than the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Mazda Mazda3, making the Mazda Mazda3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Veloster has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2015 Hyundai
Veloster

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MSRP*: $18,000 - $22,600

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.39% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 2.50% --
City MPG: 24 - 27 27 - 29
Highway MPG: 33 - 36 37 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,360 - $21,505 $18,131 - $25,345

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