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2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Hyundai Elantra

  2013 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan Auto GLS (Alabama Plant) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$16,700
$16,695
Invoice $16,229 $16,208
MPG
City/Highway
18/40 28/38
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Assertive handling
  • Great steering feel
  • Cockpit-like interior design
  • Disc brakes on all models
  • Refined powertrains

Dislikes:

  • Base and s still have mediocre gas mileage
  • Road noise
  • Moonroof cuts out headroom
  • Up-close look of materials and finishes

Likes:

  • Emphatic design statement
  • Gas mileage is very good
  • Comes in sedan, coupe, and hatch
  • Smooth ride
  • Plenty of standard features

Dislikes:

  • Sluggish throttle response
  • Rear headroom is tight
  • Steering's better, not best
  • Gas mileage has been restated
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