Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual vs Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP

Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual

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7 reasons for

Mazda 3 III Hatchback, model available from 2013.
It has 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP petrol engine produced from 2013.
Drive on the front axle has manual, 6 speed gearbox.

2 reasons for

Kia Spectra I Hatchback, model available from 2000 to 2004.
It has 1.6 i 107HP petrol engine produced from 2000 to 2004.
Drive has manual gearbox.

Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP
Mazda

7 reasons for Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100KM manual in comparison to Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP

Reasons for
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Trunk capacity

365 > 328 l
The boot of the Mazda 3 III is only 11 % bigger than the Kia Spectra I Hatchback. However, the difference is so little that it would be right to say that both vehicles have more of less the same trunk space.
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Trunk capacity with seats down

1,248 > 525 l
22

Width

2,056 > 1,725 mm
Distance between two sides of a vehicle affects interior space for travelers as well as stability during driving. The width of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback is larger only by 331 mm in comparison to the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP and is not really relevant. The medium for the „small family cars” class amounts to 1,703 mm and is by 353 millimeters larger than the width of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback.
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Fuel tank

51 > 49 l
In the aspect of fuel tank size it is the Mazda 3 III which can carry 4 percent more fuel compared with the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP. The medium fuel tank size in the C segment, from which the Mazda 3 III comes from, amounts to 52 liters, whereas in lower middle segment (represented by the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP) it amounts to 52 liters.
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Wheelbase

2,701 > 2,552 mm
Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual has 149 mm longer wheelbase in comparison to the Kia Spectra I Hatchback. A longer wheelbase gives more stable and comfortable ride, especially when driving fast. It also provides more storage space. But, vehicles having a longer wheelbase will not be as maneuverable as those with a shorter length between its axles.
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Height

1,450 > 1,425 mm
The higher a vehicle is, the better is the comfort of getting in to it and greater possibility of loading big amount of stuff to it. The difference of 25 millimeters in favor of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback is small and does not matter much.
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Model release date

2013 > 2000

Kia

2 reasons for Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107KM in comparison to Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual

Reasons for
135

Maximal power

107 > 100 hp
The horsepower is a this thing that majority of car fans pay the biggest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP that has by 7 horsepower more in relation to the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual, which makes this vehicle a bit better in terms of high speed. With more horsepower the Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP should as well provide somewhat more flexiblility in specific speeds.
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Length

4,520 > 4,464 mm
The Kia Spectra I is 56 mm longer when compared to the Mazda 3 III. The length of the car is important in respect of travelling comfort and space in the boot. The Kia Spectra I Hatchback probably will be offering to it's users more room for legs. At the same time the Kia Spectra I will be better driven but the Mazda 3 III Hatchback will be a little easier to park due to shorter length .

Cars specifications

Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual Kia Spectra I Hatchback 1.6 i 107HP
    Price range popular popular
    Model release date 2013 2000
    Facelifting no no
    Class C C
    Payload 1,800 kg -
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