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2022 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2023 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2022 Chevrolet
Spark

MSRP*: $13,600 to $18,100
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Picture of the 2023 Mazda Mazda3

2023 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $23,550 to $35,300
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MPG - City 29 - 30 MPG 23 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 MPG 31 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 98-hp, 1.4-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 Continuously Variable, M/T 6-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 98 hp 191 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 143.1 in 175.6 in
Exterior Width 62.8 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 33.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 37.0 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 Chevrolet Spark, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Chevrolet Spark may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Chevrolet Spark, 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 Chevrolet Spark is clearly a better financial choice over the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Spark is much slimmer than the Mazda Mazda3, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Chevrolet Spark, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Chevrolet Spark 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 Chevrolet Spark is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Utility
The Chevrolet Spark 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 Chevrolet Spark than that of the Mazda Mazda3.