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2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 vs. 2014 Honda Insight Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 than the Honda Insight. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the Honda Insight in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Insight requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is somewhat more expensive than the Honda Insight. 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 MAZDASPEED3 and the Honda Insight have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is much wider than the Honda Insight, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which is slightly longer than the Honda Insight.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Honda Insight.

Handling
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has about the same turning radius as the Honda Insight, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has a much more powerful engine than the Honda Insight. 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 MAZDASPEED3 and the Honda Insight. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Honda Insight.

Warranty
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Honda Insight.


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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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MSRP*: $18,725 - $22,190
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City MPG: 18 41
Highway MPG: 25 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $23,143 $17,843 - $21,130

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