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2019 FIAT 500L vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2019 FIAT 500L

2019 FIAT
500L

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$22,160 to $24,570
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$23,700 to $28,900
Invoice* $21,705 to $23,958 $22,665 to $27,636
MPG - City 22 24 - 26
MPG - Hwy 30 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the FIAT 500L than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L 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 Destination Charge for the FIAT 500L is much higher than that for the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
The FIAT 500L is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. The FIAT 500L is slightly shorter than the Mazda Mazda3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the FIAT 500L and the Mazda Mazda3 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The FIAT 500L has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The FIAT 500L has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the FIAT 500L and the Mazda Mazda3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the FIAT 500L 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 FIAT 500L than that of the Mazda Mazda3.