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2017 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2016 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ. The Mazda Mazda3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru BRZ, 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). Based on MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru BRZ. 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 Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little wider than the Subaru BRZ, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Subaru BRZ.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda Mazda3 and the Subaru BRZ do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is significantly less powerful than the Subaru BRZ. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
The Mazda Mazda3 offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru BRZ.

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2017 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $19,095 - $23,895

2016 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,395 - $27,690
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City MPG: 25 - 28 22
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $18,275 - $22,862 $24,234 - $26,293

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.