Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Mazda Mazda3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion 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 Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Ford Fusion, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Fusion have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mazda Mazda3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Fusion.
The Mazda Mazda3 has much less torque than the Ford Fusion, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Fusion, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is significantly less powerful than the Ford Fusion. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Fusion. The Mazda Mazda3 has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Fusion, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Fusion.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2014 Ford Fusion.
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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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MSRP*: $21,970 - $32,600
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.31%||As low as 5.63%|
|City MPG:||28 - 29||22|
|Highway MPG:||39 - 41||31 - 34|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$16,464 - $24,859||$20,488 - $30,074|
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