Compare FIAT 500 vs. Mazda Mazda3

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2014 FIAT 500 2014 Mazda Mazda3
2014 FIAT 500 2014 Mazda Mazda3
  • Pop
  • Sport
  • Lounge
  • Turbo
  • Pop
  • Abarth
  • Lounge
  • Abarth
4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Sport
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring


MSRP $16,445 $17,995  
Invoice $16,034 $17,495
Avg. Paid $10,949 $14,220

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.2 8.6  
Critics' Rating 7.5 9.6
Performance 7.6 9.3
Interior 6.4 7.6
Cost to Own 9.3 9.2
Safety 8.5 9.7
Reliability 2.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

  • Attractive retro cabin
  • Outstanding fuel economy
  • Sporty handling
  • Great fuel economy
  • Upscale cabin
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Glitchy Bluetooth voice commands
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Limited trunk space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83 Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 31 City / 40 Hwy 30 City / 41 Hwy



Body Style Hatchback Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 90.6 106.3  
Length, Overall (in) 139.6 180.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 64.1 70.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.8 57.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional  
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Optional


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2363 2848  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional  


Convenience & Comfort

Cruise Control Standard  
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 4 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 75.6 96.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 49.4 57.2
Front Hip Room (in) 47.9 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 35.6 37.6
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 46.4 54.4
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 53.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 30.1
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional  
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard


Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 1.4 L/83 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 101 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 98 @ 4000 150 @ 4000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 30.6 34.8


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.5 13.2


Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Multi-Link


Automatic Optional Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard

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