Compare 2021 Honda Insight vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3

2021 Honda Insight
2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Insight EX CVT 55 49 $23,229 $25,010
Insight LX CVT 55 49 $21,488 $23,130
Insight Touring CVT 51 45 $26,960 $29,040
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Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback Automatic AWD 24 32 $24,004 $25,100
Mazda3 Hatchback Automatic FWD 26 35 $22,665 $23,700
Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred Package Automatic AWD 24 32 $25,437 $26,600
Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred Package Automatic FWD 26 35 $24,098 $25,200
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package Automatic AWD 24 32 $27,636 $28,900
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package Automatic FWD 26 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Package Manual FWD 25 35 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Sedan FWD 26 35 $20,565 $21,500
Mazda3 Sedan Preferred Package AWD 25 33 $24,481 $25,600
Mazda3 Sedan Preferred Package FWD 26 35 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 Sedan Premium Package AWD 25 33 $26,679 $27,900
Mazda3 Sedan Premium Package FWD 27 36 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan Select Package AWD 25 33 $23,049 $24,100
Mazda3 Sedan Select Package FWD 26 35 $21,711 $22,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,229
$24,004
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,010
$25,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Insight is a remarkable hybrid commuter with impressive safety features for a low price. The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
55 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
49 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.6 92.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.7
Length, Overall (in)
183.6 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 47.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 12.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P215/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR16 P215/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3000 3255
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 18 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
99 @ 5000 186 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
151 @ 6000 186 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
52 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
55 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 0.81 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.63
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.45 3.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.35
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.02
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.60
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Insight Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback
Body Style
Sedan i-ACTIV AWD Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.4 6.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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