The Mazda Mazda3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.
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.
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 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.
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much wider than the Toyota Prius, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius.
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.
The Mazda Mazda3 has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Prius, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
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.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Prius.
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2014 Toyota Prius.
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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $250|
|Low APR Loan:||--||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.30%||As low as 2.04%|
|City MPG:||27 - 29||51|
|Highway MPG:||37 - 40||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$18,121 - $25,335||$22,748 - $27,930|
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