Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Hyundai Elantra

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
2010 Hyundai Elantra
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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 $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
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,387
$13,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,345
$14,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$236 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
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
City
25 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.2
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)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.3 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)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65TR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2868 2723
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Hyundai Elantra
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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