Compare 2022 Honda Civic vs 2023 Hyundai Elantra vs 2022 Mazda MAZDA3

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EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 39 $25,848 $27,250
Civic Hatchback LX CVT N/A N/A $22,468 $23,550
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT N/A N/A $23,482 $24,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 26 36 $23,482 $24,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 37 $28,033 $30,050
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 28 37 $28,033 $30,050
Civic Sedan EX CVT 33 42 $24,239 $25,550
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $21,517 $22,550
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 30 37 $22,725 $23,950
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 31 38 $27,195 $29,150
Civic Si Manual 27 37 $26,084 $27,500
Civic Si Manual w/Summer Tires 27 37 $26,274 $27,700
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Limited IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $25,310 $26,350
Elantra N Line DCT 28 36 $25,982 $27,050
Elantra SE IVT 33 42 $19,899 $20,500
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $20,894 $21,750
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2.5 S Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 S Automatic FWD 26 34 $22,093 $23,100
Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Automatic AWD 23 31 $30,502 $31,900
Mazda3 Hatchback 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus Automatic AWD 23 31 $33,225 $34,750
Mazda3 Hatchback Carbon Edition Automatic FWD 26 34 $26,537 $27,750
Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred Automatic AWD 25 31 $26,298 $27,500
Mazda3 Hatchback Preferred Automatic FWD 26 34 $24,959 $26,100
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Automatic AWD 25 31 $28,782 $30,100
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Automatic FWD 26 34 $27,443 $28,700
Mazda3 Hatchback Premium Manual FWD 24 33 $27,443 $28,700
Mazda3 Hatchback Select Automatic FWD 26 34 $23,382 $24,450
Mazda3 Sedan 2.0 FWD 28 36 $20,231 $21,150
Mazda3 Sedan 2.5 S FWD 26 35 $21,138 $22,100
Mazda3 Sedan 2.5 Turbo AWD 23 32 $29,546 $30,900
Mazda3 Sedan 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus AWD 23 32 $31,983 $33,450
Mazda3 Sedan Carbon Edition FWD 26 35 $25,582 $26,750
Mazda3 Sedan Preferred AWD 25 33 $25,342 $26,500
Mazda3 Sedan Preferred FWD 26 35 $24,004 $25,100
Mazda3 Sedan Premium AWD 25 33 $27,826 $29,100
Mazda3 Sedan Premium FWD 26 35 $26,488 $27,700
Mazda3 Sedan Select FWD 26 35 $22,428 $23,450

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,848
$25,310
$22,093

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$27,250
$26,350
$23,100

Monthly Payment Estimate

$454 / month
$439 / month
$385 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
6.5
5.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains. The 2023 Hyundai Elantra earns its styling stripes and soaring hybrid fuel economy, then lets us down with a drab cabin. The 2022 Mazda 3 makes a play for upscale compact-car buyers with a rich interior and cut-above handling.

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Fuel Economy

City

31 mpg 30 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

39 mpg 40 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.3 42.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

96.6 99.4 92.7

Front Hip Room (in)

54.3 53.4 54.6

Second Leg Room (in)

37.4 38 35.1

Front Head Room (in)

37.6 38.7 38

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

48.9 50.5 50.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57 56.5 55.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 37.3 37.2

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56 55.6 53.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

62 62.7 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

107.7 107.1 107.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.9 71.9 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

60.9 62.2 61.7

Length, Overall (in)

179 184.1 175.6

Height, Overall (in)

55.7 55.7 56.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3 5.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

24.5 - 20.1

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 14.2 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- - 47.1

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.2 10.3 10.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 11 11

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.4 14 13.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.1 35.4 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P215/50HR17 P225/45WR17 P205/60HR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/50HR17 P225/45WR17 P205/60HR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3088 2868 3092

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7 16 X 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 17 X 7 16 X 6.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

177 @ 1700 132 @ 4500 186 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

180 @ 6000 147 @ 6200 186 @ 6000

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

35 34 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

39 40 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

31 30 26

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.65 - 0.41 2.68 - 0.39 3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.81 4.89 3.42

Trans Type

1 1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.86 2.82 3.05

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 1.35

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.74

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 2.02

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.60

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Civic Hatchback Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3 Hatchback

Body Style

Hatchback Sedan Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.1 5.1 6.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 120 130

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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