Compare 2008 Hyundai Elantra vs 2008 Mazda MAZDA3

2008 Hyundai Elantra
2008 Mazda MAZDA3
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 25 33 $14,547 $14,970
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE PZEV 25 33 $16,949 $17,670
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 33 $13,592 $13,970
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 33 $16,004 $16,670
Select style
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
Mazda3 5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
Mazda3 5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340

Pricing

Invoice Price

$14,547
$13,861

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$14,970
$14,795

Monthly Payment Estimate

$250 / month
$247 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2008 Hyundai Elantra doesn’t have a lot of personality, but it’s the undeniable practical choice. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

35.0 36.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

97.9 94.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.0 39.1

Second Hip Room (in)

54.0 52.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 54.9

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 37.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.1 54.0

Front Leg Room (in)

43.5 41.1

Front Hip Room (in)

54.2 53.8

Exterior Dimensions

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.9 69.1

Track Width, Front (in)

60.7 60.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 4.8

Length, Overall (in)

177.4 177.4

Height, Overall (in)

58.3 57.7

Track Width, Rear (in)

60.7 59.6

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 103.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

14.2 11.5

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-wheel NA

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x - TBD - 10.4 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 14.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

15.4 14.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

33.9 34.1

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.1 2.9

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P195/65TR15 P195/65HR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact T115/70D15

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

150 - TBD -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1500 - TBD -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2895 2811

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 15 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.0 7.9

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

75 - TBD -

Engine

Displacement

2.0L/121 2.0L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

138 @ 6000 148 @ 6500

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas I4

Fuel System

- TBD - MPFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

136 @ 4600 135 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 23

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 31

Transmission

Trans Type

4 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.48 2.65

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 1.50

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.85 3.68

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.73

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.92 2.82

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.67 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.91 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent E-type Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson Strut

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue