Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 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 MAZDASPEED3.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster as you will with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, 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 MAZDASPEED3. 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 MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.
The Hyundai Veloster is a little wider than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 MAZDASPEED3.
The Hyundai Veloster has much less torque than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Hyundai Veloster has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Veloster is significantly less powerful than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, making the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Veloster has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, 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 MAZDASPEED3.
Compare the 2014 Hyundai Veloster and the 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3.
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MSRP*: $17,800 - $22,300
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|City MPG:||24 - 26||18|
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|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$17,172 - $21,225||$23,143|
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