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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, drivers may find the MINI MINI-Hardtop a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). The Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more expensive than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda Mazda3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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 a smaller turning radius than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop. The Mazda Mazda3 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items 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

2015 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $20,700 - $25,100
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.08%
City MPG: 27 - 29 24 - 29
Highway MPG: 37 - 40 34 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $18,131 - $25,345 $19,045 - $23,090

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