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.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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.
The Hyundai Veloster is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. If you go with the Hyundai Veloster, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda3.
The Hyundai Veloster has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Hyundai Veloster has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Hyundai Veloster has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
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.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Veloster than that of the Mazda Mazda3.
Compare the 2013 Hyundai Veloster and the 2014 Mazda Mazda3.
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MSRP*: $17,600 - $22,100
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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
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|City MPG:||24 - 27||27 - 29|
|Highway MPG:||35 - 37||37 - 40|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$16,983 - $21,038||$18,121 - $25,335|
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