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2021 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2022 MINI MINI-Hardtop Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $22,650 to $33,900
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2022 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

MSRP*: $22,900 to $32,900
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Invoice* $21,662 to $32,413 $19,000 to $30,470
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 22 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 31 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 47.1 ft3 34.0 - 40.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 I-3, Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 186 - 227 hp 134 - 228 hp
Exterior Length 175.6 in 152.2 - 159.1 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 68.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 30.8 - 32.3 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.5 - 37.2 in
Front 39.9 - 40.3 in
Rear 36.9 - 37.5 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Mazda Mazda3 than the MINI MINI-Hardtop. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, drivers may find the MINI MINI-Hardtop a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). Whether you pick the Mazda Mazda3 or the MINI MINI-Hardtop, it's going to cost you about the same. 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.

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.

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