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2020 Honda Insight vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Honda Insight

2020 Honda
Insight

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$22,930 to $28,340
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$21,500 to $27,900
Invoice* $21,304 to $26,312 $20,565 to $26,679
MPG - City 51 - 55 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 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 Insight than the Mazda Mazda3. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3, the Honda Insight may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
The Honda Insight will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Honda Insight or the Mazda Mazda3, 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 Honda Insight and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Insight is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda Insight takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Handling
The Honda Insight 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 Insight 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 Insight and the Mazda Mazda3. The Honda Insight has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

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