The Toyota Prius offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Toyota Prius and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 in the front seats.
With the Toyota Prius you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Toyota Prius is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. 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 MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.
The Toyota Prius is a little narrower than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Prius takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.
The Toyota Prius has much less torque than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Toyota Prius has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Prius is significantly less powerful than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. 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 MAZDASPEED3.
The Toyota Prius comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.
Compare the 2014 Toyota Prius and the 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3.
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MSRP*: $24,200 - $30,005
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