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2021 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2021 Honda
Accord Hybrid

MSRP*: $26,570 to $36,440
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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $20,650 to $33,900
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Invoice* $25,330 to $33,594 $19,751 to $32,413
MPG - City 44 - 48 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 41 - 48 MPG 31 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine 212-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid) 155-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 186-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 212 hp 155 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 196.1 in 175.6 - 183.5 in
Exterior Width 73.3 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 40.4 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.2 - 37.3 in
Front 37.5 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.5 - 37.3 in
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 Honda Accord Hybrid than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

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

Handling
The Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Honda Accord Hybrid is somewhat more powerful than the Mazda Mazda3.

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

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

Warranty
The Honda Accord Hybrid comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda Mazda3.