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Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Hyundai Elantra

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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
4-Door Sedan Manual Blue
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,387
$13,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$14,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$236 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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7.2
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt. The 2010 Hyundai Elantra remains a perfectly competent and spacious—if slightly boring—sedan, while the Touring wagon gets a more exciting personality.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 97.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.7 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 14.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
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) 10.4 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 17.1 33.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T125/80D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2868 2723
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 136 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 138 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.84
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) 1.31 1.19
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.96
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 8
 
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