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2021 Hyundai Veloster vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2021 Hyundai Veloster

2021 Hyundai
Veloster

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$18,900 to $28,450
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $18,271 to $27,070 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 25 - 28 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 33 - 34 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Hyundai Veloster, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Veloster, drivers may find the Mazda Mazda3 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Veloster 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Veloster is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. If you go with the Hyundai Veloster, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Veloster 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 Hyundai Veloster 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
The Hyundai Veloster has less seating than the Mazda Mazda3, making the Mazda Mazda3 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Hyundai Veloster will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Veloster than that of the Mazda Mazda3.