Compare 2010 Hyundai Elantra vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2010 Hyundai Elantra
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Manual Blue
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Blue 26 35 $13,758 $14,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 26 34 $16,385 $16,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 26 34 $17,113 $17,845
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,758
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,145
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$236 / month
$232 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Hyundai Elantra remains a perfectly competent and spacious—if slightly boring—sedan, while the Touring wagon gets a more exciting personality. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 94.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 177.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 11.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 10.4 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)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.9 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 14.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2723 2780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4600 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.19 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 -

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