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2020 Ford Fusion vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Ford
Fusion

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New 2021 Mazda Mazda3

2021 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$23,170 to $36,450
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$20,500 to $32,450
Invoice* $22,243 to $34,628 $19,609 to $31,026
MPG - City 20 - 23 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 29 - 34 33 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Mazda Mazda3. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Ford Fusion you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its larger tank size and better 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). The Ford Fusion is somewhat more expensive than 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 Destination Charge for the Ford Fusion is much higher than that for the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Fusion is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Fusion, which is slightly longer than the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Fusion and the Mazda Mazda3 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Fusion and the Mazda Mazda3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Fusion and the Mazda Mazda3. The Ford Fusion has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
The Ford Fusion comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.