2023 Dodge Challenger vs. 2024 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Picture of the 2023 Dodge Challenger

2023 Dodge
Challenger

MSRP*: $32,800 to $68,600
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Picture of the 2024 Mazda Mazda3

2024 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $25,690 to $36,650
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MPG - City 13 - 19 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 21 - 30 MPG 31 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 - 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 303-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 372-hp, 5.7-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 485-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 807-hp, 6.2-liter, 8 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 Automatic, Manual Automatic, Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 303 - 807 hp 191 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 197.5 - 197.9 in 175.6 in
Exterior Width 75.7 - 78.3 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 33.1 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 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 feel a little more squished in the Dodge Challenger than in the Mazda Mazda3, due to the Dodge Challenger's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Dodge Challenger may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Mazda Mazda3 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Dodge Challenger, 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 Dodge Challenger will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mazda Mazda3, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger 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 Dodge Challenger does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Dodge Challenger and the Mazda Mazda3.