The Toyota Prius offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Toyota Prius may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota Prius as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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.
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.
The Toyota Prius has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Toyota Prius has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
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.
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 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.
Compare the 2014 Toyota Prius and the 2014 Mazda Mazda3.
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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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MSRP*: $18,945 - $26,495
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $250||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 2.04%||As low as 2.30%|
|City MPG:||51||27 - 29|
|Highway MPG:||48||37 - 40|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Invoice*:||$22,748 - $27,930||$18,121 - $25,335|
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