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2020 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2020 Toyota Prius Prime Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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New 2020 Toyota Prius Prime

2020 Toyota
Prius Prime

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MSRP*
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$23,700 to $28,900
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$27,900 to $33,800
Invoice* $22,665 to $27,636 $26,785 to $32,447
MPG - City 24 - 26 N/A
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 N/A
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** ***** 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 Toyota Prius Prime. The Toyota Prius Prime will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

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 Toyota Prius Prime. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda Mazda3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is a little wider than the Toyota Prius Prime, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Mazda Mazda3 is slightly shorter than the Toyota Prius Prime, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Prius Prime.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Prius Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Prius Prime. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Prius Prime.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Prius Prime.