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2020 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2020 Subaru BRZ Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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New 2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*
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$23,700 to $28,900
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$28,845 to $31,495
Invoice* $22,665 to $27,636 $27,367 to $29,831
MPG - City 24 - 26 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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 Mazda Mazda3 than the Subaru BRZ. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Subaru BRZ, the Mazda Mazda3 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Subaru BRZ, 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 Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru BRZ. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru BRZ.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little wider than the Subaru BRZ, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. 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 Subaru BRZ.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru BRZ.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has about the same turning radius as the Subaru BRZ, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Subaru BRZ, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Mazda Mazda3 offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru BRZ.