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2020 Chevrolet Spark vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Chevrolet Spark

2020 Chevrolet
Spark

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$13,400 to $17,900
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $12,985 to $17,345 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 29 - 30 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 37 - 38 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Chevrolet Spark and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Chevrolet Spark will cost more in transportation costs than 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.

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

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.

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. The Chevrolet Spark has significantly less cargo room than the Mazda Mazda3, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Chevrolet Spark comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.