The Mazda 3 III Hatchback comes with petrol which delivers by 39 % more horsepower than the the engine of the Peugeot 301, transforming the car to a much more dynamic character. It should be better choice for drivers who want to experience thrill of drive a sports car.
The Mazda uses 0.4 l less fuel in the mixed cycle in relation to the Peugeot 301. The Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual, being classified in „C” class burns up by 1.9 l less amount of fuel than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in this class in the mixed cycle amounts to 6.8 l.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual has 37 percent more torque in comparison to the Peugeot 301. Even though the majority of people do not attach importance the maximum torque when buying a automobile, it informs the best how fast a car acclerates. In this case the difference is of considerable size and for that reason the Mazda 3 III will deliver you better sensation of driving.
The Mazda consumes of 10 % petrol fewer running around the town in relation to the Peugeot 301. The Mazda 3 III Hatchback, which is classified in lower middle class, consumes 2.4 l/100Km fewer than the average in its segment. The average fuel consumption in the “small family cars” class equals to 8.7 l/100Km.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A small difference in the amount of 3.4 s shows that the Peugeot 301 1.2 VTi 72HP manual is insignificantly beaten in this confrontation. In the „lower middle” segment, to which the Peugeot 301 is assigned, the average acceleration amounts to 11.3 s and is by 26 percent faster than acceleration of Peugeot’s car.
Trunk capacity with seats down
The top velocity of the Mazda 3 III Hatchback is greater compared with this of the Peugeot 301 1.2 VTi 72HP manual by 14, which allows the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual to cover faster long stretches of highway. The difference at the level of 22 km/h is little and will not be a very noticable in everyday driving.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Mazda is 303 mm wider in comparison to the Peugeot 301. It is clearly perceptible by driver and passenger in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a car is the distance separating its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving because of better car's weight distribution. Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual has 2 % longer wheelbase distance in comparison to Peugeot. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Mazda 3 III should be better distributed and driving should be smoother and safer.
The Mazda has by 25 percent larger engine capacity in comparison to the Peugeot. This may have a little impact on vehicle's performance, as both figures does not differ much.
Maximum load capacity
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback is 22 mm longer in comparison to the Peugeot 301. Long vehicles are more spacious and in most cases provide more storage space. Although the Mazda 3 III Hatchback seems to be better choice for families or drivers who appreciate convenient driving that make them feel fresh and relaxed upon arriving, the Peugeot 301 may be more appropriate to city drivers as it will not cause problems with parking and will be easier for turning in narrow streets.
Number of doors
A five-door car usually is a hatchback (however estate cars also count as 5-door cars) and for that reason the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat making more room, has an advantage over the 4-door Peugeot which in turn has a smaller trunk cut off from the passenger compartment.
Model release date
The difference in date of commencement of production between presented cars is only 1 year, however, new technologies for vehicles are appearing at a staggering pace and for that reason the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual may feature more advanced technologies.