The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Prius with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the Toyota Prius in the front seats.
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.
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 Toyota Prius. 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 Toyota Prius have similar Destination Charges.
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is a little wider than the Toyota Prius, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Prius.
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 Toyota Prius.
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius. 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 MAZDASPEED3 and the Toyota Prius.
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius.
Compare the 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the 2014 Toyota Prius.
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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$23,143||$22,748 - $27,930|
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