2013 Mazda3 The 2013 Mazda3 vs. The 2013 Dodge Dart

It’s not just by chance that the Mazda3 has been a flagship of Mazda sales and a particularly popular model in the compact sedan segment with drivers in the Frankfort area over the last several years. By finding a way of combining Mazda’s rich racing history with an affordable, safe, reliable, and convenient compact sedan, Mazda’s engineers and designers have completed a winning formula that has proven to make customers happy. The 2013 Mazda3 has now arrived at Community Mazda in Tinley Park with the same great power and handling along with new features and options to make the drive a little more fun.

As Mazda works at perfecting their model, the folks at Dodge had an idea of their own with the all-new 2013 Dodge Dart. A lot of people have been talking about the new Dart, but we’re curious to find out what it’s all about and to see if it can compete with our Mazda3. Let’s breakdown the facts and find out!

Fuel Economy

The 2013 Mazda3 and the Dodge Dart both pack a surprisingly powerful punch under the hood with their 2.0L 4-cylinder engines. While both cars get very competitive fuel efficiency, the Mazda3’s craftily engineered SkyActiv technology manages to increase fuel efficiency without sacrificing power. This pushes the Mazda3’s SkyActiv 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder engine up to 40 mpg highway and 28 mpg city, compared with the Dodge Dart’s 34 highway and 24 city from its 2.0L 4-cylinder engine.

Vehicle Handling

While neither of these cars has a problem getting up to speed, the Mazda3 refines the experience of this sporty sedan with elite handling capabilities. With a turning circle that is 2.3 feet tighter than the Dart and a cornering force of .87 G’s that beats out the Dart’s .84 G’s, the Mazda3 proves that it is the vehicle you want to be driving whether you’re taking tight turns at high speeds or driving through narrow urban streets.

Cabin Technology

While both of these vehicles come with typical standards such as MP3 input, CD and stereo, and 12V power inputs, the Mazda3 steps it up with standard entertainment and convenience technology that does not come standard on the Dodge Dart, including:

  • Smartphone integration
  • MP3 playback stereo
  • SiriusXM satellite radio

Element antenna

Drive Home a Shiny New 2013 Mazda3 Today

Don’t take our word for it! Come test drive the 2013 Mazda 3 today! This exciting new model is available now at Community Mazda in Tinley Park, located at 8325 159 th Street, under 20 minutes away from Frankfort. Come check out our impressive inventory of new and pre-owned Mazda3 models, or talk to our staff about financing a Mazda3. We look forward to working with you!