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2015 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 Nissan Sentra Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda Mazda3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Sentra with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, drivers may find the Nissan Sentra a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Nissan Sentra, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Nissan Sentra. 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 Nissan Sentra have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little wider than the Nissan Sentra, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Sentra.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Sentra.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Sentra.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Nissan Sentra. The Mazda Mazda3 has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Sentra, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Sentra.

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2015 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,045

2015 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $16,480 - $20,670
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 25 - 29 27 - 30
Highway MPG: 37 - 41 36 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,474 - $23,961 $16,066 - $19,641

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