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2020 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2020 Ford Fusion Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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New 2020 Ford Fusion

2020 Ford
Fusion

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MSRP*
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$21,500 to $27,900
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$23,170 to $36,450
Invoice* $20,565 to $26,679 $22,243 to $34,628
MPG - City 25 - 27 20 - 23
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 29 - 34
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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Fusion than the Mazda Mazda3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Ford Fusion will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Ford Fusion you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its tank size and 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Ford Fusion. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Ford Fusion.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much slimmer than the Ford Fusion, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mazda Mazda3 is slightly shorter than the Ford Fusion, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Fusion.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Ford Fusion. The Mazda Mazda3 has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Fusion, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Fusion.