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2020 Honda Fit vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Honda Fit

2020 Honda
Fit

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$16,190 to $20,620
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $15,764 to $20,057 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 29 - 33 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 36 - 40 32 - 35
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 Honda Fit than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Fit and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Fit as you will with the Mazda Mazda3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Honda Fit 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 Honda Fit and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Fit 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 Honda Fit, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Honda Fit has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Fit 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Fit and the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda Fit has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

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