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2022 Honda Insight vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2022 Honda
Insight

MSRP*: $25,210 to $29,240
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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $20,650 to $32,600
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Invoice* $23,906 to $27,268 $19,751 to $31,169
MPG - City 51 - 55 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.7 - 15.1 ft3 13.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 107 hp 155 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 183.6 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 71.6 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.3 in
Rear 36.6 - 36.9 in
Front 37.6 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.7 - 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 Insight than the Mazda Mazda3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Honda Insight may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Honda Insight will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Insight will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Insight and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Insight is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda Insight takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Honda Insight 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 Insight is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Honda Insight 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 Insight and the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda Insight has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

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