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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2014 Scion tC 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 Scion tC. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Scion tC in the front seats.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Scion tC, 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 Scion tC. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion tC.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Scion tC. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Scion tC.

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

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

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Scion tC, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Scion tC. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda Mazda3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion tC.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion tC.

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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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

2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 0.38%
City MPG: 27 - 29 23
Highway MPG: 37 - 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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,131 - $25,345 $18,249 - $20,368

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