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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $27,970

Mazda Mazda3 Premium   
Difference: $685

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2021202120212021
TrimPremiumTurboPremium PlusEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $26,500 $29,900 $32,450 $23,090
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 325 325 325  
Cargo net 50 50 50 50
Cargo tray 75 75 75 80
Cargo mat 75 75 75 95
Premium Plus Package       3,900
Universal garage door opener       350
Floor mats       125
Auto-dimming rearview mirror 260 260 260  
Cargo net 40 40 40 42
Cargo tray 60 60 60 67
Cargo mat 60 60 60 78
Premium Plus Package       3,570
Universal garage door opener       291
Floor mats       102
Options (change) 525 525 525 4,600
Options (change) 420 420 420 4,150
Destination 945 945 945 965
Total Price $27,970 $31,370 $33,920 $28,655

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte

Lowest Adjusted Price: Mazda Mazda3 Premium
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Turbo
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $2,035
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $3,883
Model Year2021202120212021
TrimPremiumTurboPremium PlusEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine186hp I4250hp I4250hp I4147hp I4
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12?, 12?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18215/45-18215/45-18215/45-17
Total Price$27,970$31,370$33,920$28,655
Adjustments for Features-1,350-3,050-3,0500
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$26,620$28,320$30,870$28,655
Cost Above Minimum$0$1,700$4,250$0

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte

Model Year2021202120212021
TrimPremiumTurboPremium PlusEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100 
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT   $1100
FWD$0  $0
AWD $1700$1700 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000$1000 
Cruise control   $250
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0$0$0 
Driver drowsiness monitor$150$150$150 
Following distance indicator$25$25$25 
G-vectoring control$100$100$100 
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based   $200
Lane keeping assist$400$400$400 
Temporary spare tire$150$150$150 
Vehicle health reports   $0
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Navigation system   $600
Rain-sensing wipers$175$175$175 
Rear air vents   $100
Traffic information   $25
Variable intermittent wipers   $75
Voice control for audio system$25$25$25 
Voice control for external devices   $0
Voice control for nav and audio   $100
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection   $25
Auto-dimming headlights$200$200$200 
Compass   $0
Fog lights   $125
Head-up display (HUD)$350$350$350 
Heated mirrors   $25
LED headlights$1000$1000$1000 
Xenon HID headlights   $500
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controls$100$100$100 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats   $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector   $200
Total Value of Features$4,975$6,675$6,675$3,625
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,350$3,050$3,050$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-66-133-1230

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20212021
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase107.3 in106.3 in
Length183.5 in182.7 in
Width70.7 in70.9 in
Height56.9 in56.5 in
Curb Weight3,101 lb.2,708 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.14.0 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.0 in38.8 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room55.7 in56.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room54.6 in53.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.3 in37.5 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room53.5 in55.3 in
Row 2 Hip Room50.9 in51.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.1 in35.7 in
Cargo Volume13.2 ft315.3 ft3

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Option Package Details
Kia Forte EX

Universal garage door opener
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Plus Package
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Upgraded instruments0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Traffic information25No
HD radio50Yes
Navigation system600No
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Total Requested345077%
Total Not Requested102523%

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