Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

2013 Mazda MAZDA3 Change
2013 Hyundai Elantra Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS (Alabama Plant) *Ltd Avail*
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Emissions

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,465 $16,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $17,360 $17,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,229
$16,208
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$16,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line 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. 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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.100
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 40.000
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.900
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 54.800
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 43.600
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.500
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 95.600
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.900
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 5.500
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 178.300
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.500
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 61.500
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 106.300
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8 14.800
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x - TBD - 11.000 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) 10.43 x - TBD - 10.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 12.800
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 14.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2 34.780
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.900
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 2661
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 2.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 131 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.633
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.307 3.308
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.310 1.257
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.755 0.778
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.166 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842 1.962
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.105 4.333
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970 0.976
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Hyundai Elantra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.866
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Torsion Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 5.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - - TBD -
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
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.