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2014 Nissan Sentra vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Sentra offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. The Nissan Sentra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Sentra as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Sentra is clearly a better financial choice over the Mazda Mazda3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Nissan Sentra and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Sentra is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Sentra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Sentra and the Mazda Mazda3. The Nissan Sentra has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Nissan Sentra comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2014 Nissan
Sentra

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MSRP*: $15,990 - $19,640

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.05% As low as 0.02%
City MPG: 27 - 30 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 36 - 40 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
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*: $15,590 - $18,521 $16,474 - $24,869

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