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Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $31,370

Mazda Mazda3 Turbo   
Difference: $5,265

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year202020212021
ModelOptimaMazda3Mazda3
TrimSXTurboPremium Plus
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $32,190 $29,900 $32,450
Technology Package 3,000    
Cargo net 50 50 50
Cargo tray 80 75 75
Universal garage door opener 350    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   325 325
Cargo mat   75 75
Technology Package 2,727    
Cargo net 42 40 40
Cargo tray 67 60 60
Universal garage door opener 291    
Auto-dimming rearview mirror   260 260
Cargo mat   60 60
Options (change) 3,480 525 525
Options (change) 3,127 420 420
Destination 965 945 945
Total Price $36,635 $31,370 $33,920

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda3

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Turbo
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $4,340
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,624
Model Year202020212021
ModelOptimaMazda3Mazda3
TrimSXTurboPremium Plus
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine245hp I4250hp I4250hp I4
TransmissionT6T6T6
DrivetrainFWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)21/30 MPG23/32 MPG23/32 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)630, 10?, 12?, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/45-18215/45-18215/45-18
Total Price$36,635$31,370$33,920
Adjustments for Features-92500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$35,710$31,370$33,920
Cost Above Minimum$0$0$2,550

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Features Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda3

Model Year202020212021
ModelOptimaMazda3Mazda3
TrimSXTurboPremium Plus
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100
FWD$0  
AWD $1700$1700
Accessories 
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125  
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Driver drowsiness monitor $150$150
Following distance indicator $25$25
G-vectoring control $100$100
Knee airbag, passenger $75$75
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200$200
Obstacle detection, rear$250  
Pedestrian detection $50$50
Rollover sensor$50  
Vehicle health reports$0  
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Navigation system$600  
Rain-sensing wipers $175$175
Rear air vents$100  
Surround sound$250  
Traffic information$25  
Variable intermittent wipers$75  
Voice control for audio system $25$25
Voice control for external devices$0  
Voice control for nav and audio$100  
Exterior 
Black exterior trim (optional)$0  
Laminated front side windows$200  
Painted brake calipers (optional)$0  
Panoramic sunroof$1200  
Rear spoiler$200  
Sunroof $900$900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection$25  
Compass$0  
Fog lights$125  
Head-up display (HUD) $350$350
Heated mirrors$25  
Interior ambient lighting$150  
Power-folding mirrors$50  
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats$300  
Metal pedals$75  
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150  
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100$100
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Power recliner, passenger seat$100  
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100  
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Alloy wheels $350$350
Electronic systems calibration selector$200  
Machined alloy wheels$350  
Performance steering system (optional)$0  
Sport suspension (upgrade)$0  
Total Value of Features$6,225$5,300$5,300
Value of Feature Adjustments$925$0$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-10300

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Specifications Comparison: Kia Optima vs. Mazda Mazda3

Model Year20202021
ModelOptimaMazda3
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase110.4 in107.3 in
Length191.1 in183.5 in
Width73.2 in70.7 in
Height57.7 in56.9 in
Curb Weight3,558 lb.3,379 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.5 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.8 in38.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room58.1 in55.7 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.0 in54.6 in
Row 1 Legroom45.5 in42.3 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in37.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.4 in53.5 in
Row 2 Hip Room56.0 in50.9 in
Row 2 Legroom35.6 in35.1 in
Cargo Volume15.9 ft313.2 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Optima SX

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed700Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Surround sound250No
Harman/Kardon, 630W, 10 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic information25No
HD radio50Yes
Navigation system600No
Total Requested175057%
Total Not Requested132543%

Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Turbo

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Premium Plus

Auto-dimming rearview mirror
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%

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