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2016 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2016 Volkswagen Beetle 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 Volkswagen Beetle. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, drivers may find the Volkswagen Beetle a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle. 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 Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Beetle. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda Mazda3, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Beetle, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mazda Mazda3 offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, 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 Volkswagen Beetle.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2016 Mazda
Mazda3

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

2016 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,595 - $31,450
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,000 Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 26 - 29 23 - 25
Highway MPG: 35 - 40 31 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
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*: $17,748 - $24,389 $18,811 - $30,193

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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