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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda Mazda3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. 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 less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, 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 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995

2015 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

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MSRP*: $26,000 - $29,500
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 2.28%
City MPG: 28 - 29 36
Highway MPG: 39 - 41 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,474 - $24,869 $24,573 - $27,703

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