2017 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2016 Toyota Prius c Review

Comparison Review

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 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. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda Mazda3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Prius c.

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

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Compare the 2017 Mazda Mazda3 and the 2016 Toyota Prius c.

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2017 Mazda

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

2016 Toyota
Prius c

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MSRP*: $19,560 - $24,495
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.75%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 4.80%
City MPG: 25 - 28 53
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $18,275 - $22,862 $18,582 - $22,802

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.