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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Toyota Prius, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, 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 Toyota Prius.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.

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2016 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $18,545 - $25,495

2016 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,000
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 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 0.02%
City MPG: 26 - 29 54 - 58
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 35 - 40 50 - 53
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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,748 - $24,389 $22,748 - $27,927

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