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2022 BMW 430 vs. 2023 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2022 BMW
430

MSRP*: $45,800 to $47,800
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2023 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $23,550 to $35,300
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MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 MPG 31 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 191 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 187.9 in 175.6 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 34.5 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 37.5 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.5 - 37.2 in

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the BMW 430, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 430 and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 430 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 BMW 430 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda Mazda3, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 430 is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 430, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The BMW 430 has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 430 has a much more powerful engine than the Mazda Mazda3. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 430 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
The BMW 430 has less seating than the Mazda Mazda3, making the Mazda Mazda3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 430 than that of the Mazda Mazda3.