The Mazda Mazda3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Kia Optima Hybrid. The Kia Optima Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.
With the Kia Optima 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.
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 Kia Optima 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 Kia Optima Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little narrower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Kia Optima Hybrid.
With similar torque, the Mazda Mazda3 and the Kia Optima Hybrid do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Kia Optima Hybrid, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Kia Optima Hybrid.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Kia Optima Hybrid. The Mazda Mazda3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Kia Optima Hybrid.
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima Hybrid.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid.
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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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MSRP*: $25,900 - $31,950
|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%||--|
|City MPG:||28 - 29||35 - 36|
|Highway MPG:||39 - 41||39 - 40|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$16,464 - $24,859||$24,210 - $29,555|
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