Compare 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Hyundai Elantra
2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,208
$16,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,695
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$278 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Civic who? Corolla what? The Hyundai Elantra's one of the new standard bearers in the compact class, with 38-mpg fuel economy, better safety, and class-leading standard features. 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
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.600 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.500 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.100 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.500 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.800 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 35.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2661 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.200 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.308 3.307
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 3.166
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.962 1.842
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.333 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976 0.970
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.633 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 6.5
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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