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Selected Style 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
5-Door HB Automatic 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
5-Door HB Automatic PZEV 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
5-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,881
$16,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,545
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Not quite a hot hatch, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT gives up some rear-seat space in the name of cargo room and European style. The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification - TBD - Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.000 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.100 94.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.100 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.600 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.100 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.000 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.900 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.900 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.900 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.500 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 104.300 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.100 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 61.000 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.500 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 169.300 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.900 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 51.000 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 23.000 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.300 x - TBD - 10.43 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.000 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.000 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.880 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.100 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.780 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/45R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/45R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2745 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 131 @ 4700 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.583 3.166
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.962 1.842
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.333 4.105
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.976 0.970
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.633 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.308 3.307
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.257 1.310
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.778 0.755
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Elantra GT Mazda Mazda3
Body Style Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Axle Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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