Compare 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2011 Hyundai Elantra

2011 Mazda MAZDA3
2011 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 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,801
$14,536
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,800
$14,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$263 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise. 38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 95.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.8
Brakes
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 - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 12.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2859 2661 (est)
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 2.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 38
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.26
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.98
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8
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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