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2020 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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New 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop

2020 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*
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$23,700 to $28,900
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$23,400 to $33,400
Invoice* $22,665 to $27,636 $19,000 to $30,930
MPG - City 24 - 26 26 - 28
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 34 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Mazda Mazda3 than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. 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 Mazda Mazda3 is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much wider than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda Mazda3, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mazda Mazda3 and the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Utility
The Mazda Mazda3 offers greater seating capacity than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mazda Mazda3 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Mazda Mazda3 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the MINI MINI-Hardtop.