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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: $25,820

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $1,275

Lowest Total Invoice: $24,555

Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring   
Difference: $900

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Forte
TrimGrand TouringEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $23,145 $21,600
Base Invoice $22,144 $20,410
Premium Equipment Package 1,600  
Cargo net 50 50
Cargo tray 75 80
Cargo mat 75 95
6-speed manual 0  
Premium Plus Package   3,900
Universal garage door opener   350
Floor mats   125
Premium Equipment Package 1,376  
Cargo net 40 42
Cargo tray 60 67
Cargo mat 60 78
6-speed manual 0  
Premium Plus Package   3,570
Universal garage door opener   291
Floor mats   102
Options (change) 1,800 4,600
Options (change) 1,536 4,150
Destination 875 895
Total Price $25,820 $27,095
Total Invoice $24,555 $25,455

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $950
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $595
Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Forte
TrimGrand TouringEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine184hp I4164hp I4
TransmissionM6T6
DrivetrainFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)25/34 MPG25/30 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 9?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/45-18215/45-17
Total Price$25,820$27,095
Adjustments for Features0-325
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$25,820$26,770
Total Invoice$24,555$25,455
Adjustments for Features0-305
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$24,555$25,150

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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Forte
TrimGrand TouringEX
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manual$150 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic $1100
FWD$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control$750 
Cruise control $250
Heated steering wheel$100 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats$0 
Following distance indicator$25 
G-vectoring control$50 
Lane departure prevention, steering-based $200
Pedestrian detection $50
Temporary spare tire$150 
Vehicle health reports $0
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support $100
Apple CarPlay support $100
Rain-sensing wipers$175 
Rear air vents $100
Surround sound$250 
Variable intermittent wipers $75
Voice control for external devices $0
Exterior 
Black grille (optional)$0 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Approach detection $25
Auto-dimming headlights$200 
Compass $0
Digital instruments$0 
Head-up display (HUD)$350 
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only$750 
Road sign information$75 
Xenon HID headlights $500
Seats and Interior Trim 
Cooled or ventilated front seats $300
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat$50 
Memory system, driver seat $200
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat $100
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector $200
Total Value of Features$3,075$3,400
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$325
Value of Feature Adjustments0-305

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Specifications Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Kia Forte

Model Year20182018
ModelMazda3Forte
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in106.3 in
Length180.3 in179.5 in
Width70.7 in70.1 in
Height57.3 in56.3 in
Curb Weight3,013 lb.3,011 lb.
Fuel Capacity13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.6 in39.1 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.2 in56.1 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.5 in53.8 in
Row 1 Legroom42.2 in42.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in37.3 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.4 in54.9 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.5 in53.1 in
Row 2 Legroom35.8 in35.9 in
Cargo Volume12.4 ft314.9 ft3

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Option Package Details
Mazda Mazda3 Grand Touring

Premium Equipment Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Adaptive cruise control500No
Heated steering wheel100No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Road sign information75No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Following distance indicator25No
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Total Requested170065%
Total Not Requested90035%

Option Package Details
Kia Forte EX

Universal garage door opener
FeatureValueRequested?
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Compass0No
Total Requested250100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium Plus Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Cooled or ventilated front seats300No
Auto-dimming rearview mirror150Yes
Steering-linked headlights150Yes
Xenon HID headlights500Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200No
Pedestrian detection50No
Upgraded instruments0No
Lane departure warning200Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat100No
Power recliner, driver seat100Yes
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat100No
Memory system, driver seat200No
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Traffic information25Yes
HD radio50Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Sunroof900Yes
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat100Yes
Power height adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Total Requested352579%
Total Not Requested95021%

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