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2013 Hyundai Elantra GT

2013 Mazda MAZDA3

  2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 2013 Mazda Mazda3
MSRP
$18,545
$16,700
Invoice $17,881 $16,229
MPG
City/Highway
26/37 18/40
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Sleek hatchback styling
  • Well-balanced ride and handling
  • Smooth powertrain
  • Great fuel economy
  • Excellent cargo space

Dislikes:

  • No hourglass curves inside
  • Automatic short-shifts powerband
  • Three-mode steering just adds heft
  • Less rear-seat leg room

Likes:

  • Assertive handling
  • Great steering feel
  • Cockpit-like interior design
  • Disc brakes on all models
  • Refined powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Base and s still have mediocre gas mileage
  • Road noise
  • Moonroof cuts out headroom
  • Up-close look of materials and finishes
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