The Mazda Mazda3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota Prius c. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Prius c in the front seats.
The Mazda Mazda3 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Toyota Prius c, making it more convenient to drive.
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 Toyota Prius c. 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 c have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much wider than the Toyota Prius c, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Toyota Prius c.
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 c.
The Mazda Mazda3 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius c, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius c. 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 c.
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius c.
Compare the 2014 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2013 Toyota Prius c.
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|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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