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2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 vs. 2014 Scion FR-S 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 MAZDASPEED3 than the Scion FR-S. The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Scion FR-S.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 as you will with the Scion FR-S, 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 MAZDASPEED3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Scion FR-S. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Scion FR-S.

Dimensions
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is about the same width as the Scion FR-S. If you go with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Scion FR-S.

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 Scion FR-S.

Handling
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has about the same turning radius as the Scion FR-S, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is somewhat more powerful than the Scion FR-S.

Utility
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 offers greater seating capacity than the Scion FR-S, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Scion FR-S.

Warranty
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Scion FR-S.

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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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2014 Scion
FR-S

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MSRP*: $24,700 - $27,400
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 22
Highway MPG: 25 --
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
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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Invoice*: $23,143 $23,465 - $26,030

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