The horsepower is a something that most of car fans pay the greatest attention to. In this comparison, it is the Mazda that has by 11 percent horsepower more in relation to the Renault, which makes this car a bit better in terms of high speed. Due to more horsepower the Mazda 3 III Hatchback should as well provide slightly more efficiency in specific speeds.
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
A little difference in the amount of 2.2 s indicates that the Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual is the worst car of these two presented. In the „compact segment, being represented by the Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual, the medium acceleration to 100km/h is 11.3 s and is by 1.7 s higher than this of Renault vehicle.
The top velocity possible to be reached by the Mazda 3 III is greater in comparison to this of the Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual which allows to cover the same distance on the highway faster. The difference that amounts to 4 percent is not big and is imperceptible in everyday use.
The width of the car influences directly on passanger's inner room and driving stability. The Mazda 3 III Hatchback is 247 millimeters wider when compared to the Renault. It is often clearly felt by those sitting in front, who have more space for their elbows.
The wheelbase of a vehicle equals the length between its front and rear wheels. The wheelbase significantly affects the driving due to better car's weight distribution. Mazda 3 III Hatchback has 8 millimeters longer wheelbase distance when compared to Renault Fluence. Wheelbase dimensions are important to the stability and steering. Thus, the mass of Mazda 3 III should be better distributed and driving should be easier and safer.
Number of gears
The Mazda 3 III has only one extra
gear than the
Renault. Usually the
additional speed is a taller one thanks to which the previous
speeds can be shorter to
give increased acceleration in the
lower gears. One more gear also have an effect on decreasing
fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
Ground clearance is the gap between the car underbody and the road. As far as the two compared vehicles are concerned, it is the Mazda which has 35 mm higher ground clearance in comparison to the Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual. For this reason the Mazda 3 III Hatchback 1.5 SKYACTIV-G 100HP manual will cope better with rough terrain and obstacles in the city. There is olso one minus - the higher ride height equals a higher center of gravity, which can adversely affect the handling of the vehicle.
The Mazda 3 III Hatchback has 34 cc larger engine displacement in comparison to the Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual. As the difference is not big, the Mazda should accelerate only a bit better, of course if other paramerters are equal.
Maximum load capacity
Number of doors
A 5-door car generally is a hatchback and as a result the Mazda 3 III Hatchback, which whole rear including the window lifts up and the rear seats folds flat giving more space for cargo, has an advantage over the 4-door Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual which in turn has a smaller trunk cut off from the passenger compartment.
Model release date
Given that the Renault Fluence Sedan 1.5 dCi FAP 90HP manual debuted only 4 years earlier than the Mazda, the distance in technology applied in both cars is not really big, however, the Mazda 3 III may feature slightly more advanced solutions applied in it.