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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2013 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the Mazda Mazda3 or the MINI MINI-Hardtop, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much wider than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda Mazda3, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has about the same turning radius as the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mazda Mazda3 offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda Mazda3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.


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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
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MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,700 - $30,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.31% As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 27 - 29 26 - 29
Highway MPG: 37 - 40 35 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $18,121 - $25,335 $18,125 - $27,690

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