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2017 Toyota Prius vs. 2017 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Toyota Prius, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Prius will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
The Toyota Prius will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Toyota Prius is somewhat more expensive than 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 Toyota Prius and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Toyota Prius has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius 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 Toyota Prius and the Mazda Mazda3. The Toyota Prius has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Toyota Prius comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.

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2017 Toyota
Prius

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MSRP*: $23,475 - $30,015

2017 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $19,095 - $23,895
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City MPG: 54 - 58
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
25 - 28
Highway MPG: 50 - 53 33 - 37
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*: $22,067 - $27,941 $18,275 - $22,862

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.