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2015 Nissan Versa vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Nissan Versa offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Versa will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Versa, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Versa 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 Versa and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Nissan Versa is slightly shorter than the Mazda Mazda3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Nissan Versa has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

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

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2015 Nissan
Versa

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MSRP*: $11,990 - $16,890

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
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City MPG: 27 - 31 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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Invoice*: $11,703 - $16,465 $16,474 - $24,869

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