Compare 2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Mazda MAZDA3

2021 Honda Civic
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $23,234 $24,500
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,981 $22,000
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $22,666 $23,900
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,909 $23,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $27,230 $29,200
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,485 $28,400
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,950 $24,200
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $24,085 $25,400
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $20,077 $21,050
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,672 $22,850
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $26,206 $28,100
Civic Type R Limited Edition Manual 22 28 $41,001 $43,995
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,951 $37,495
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Limited IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra Limited IVT 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra N-Line DCT 28 36 $24,206 $25,200
Elantra N-Line Manual 25 34 $23,150 $24,100
Elantra SE IVT 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SEL IVT 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
2021 Mazda MAZDA3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,234
$24,446
$19,609
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,500
$25,450
$20,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$424 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time. The 2021 Hyundai Elantra compact sedan is hardly small anymore: It has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain. The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 31 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36 38 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.7 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 50.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.3 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 99.4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 71.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 184.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 62.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.1 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.2 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11 -
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)
10.2 10 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/45HR17 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 2868 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Engine
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 6200 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 132 @ 4500 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 35 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 31 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.82 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 2.68 - 0.39 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.89 -
Trans Type
1 1 -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan -
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Hyundai Elantra -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.0 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120 -
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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