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2020 Honda Accord Hybrid vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Honda Accord Hybrid

2020 Honda
Accord Hybrid

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New 2021 Mazda Mazda3

2021 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$25,870 to $35,440
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$20,500 to $32,450
Invoice* $23,671 to $32,400 $19,609 to $31,026
MPG - City 48 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 47 33 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Honda Accord Hybrid than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Honda Accord Hybrid you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Honda Accord Hybrid is somewhat more expensive 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 Accord Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Accord Hybrid is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Honda Accord Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Honda Accord Hybrid 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 Accord Hybrid 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
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Honda Accord Hybrid will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda Mazda3.

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