Compare 2011 Hyundai Elantra vs 2011 Mazda MAZDA3

2011 Hyundai Elantra
2011 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $16,629 $17,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Ltd PZEV 28 38 $19,349 $20,195
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $14,536 $14,945
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic GLS 23 30 $16,685 $17,195
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Automatic SE 23 30 $19,443 $20,295
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual GLS 23 31 $15,539 $15,995
Elantra Touring 4-Door Wgn Manual SE 23 31 $18,687 $19,495
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,629
$16,443
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,195
$17,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
38 mpg; a sleek, sophisticated look; and even more value for the money confirm that this little sedan has officially left the Corolla in the dust. The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.6 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.6 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 11.8
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.8 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 (est) 2922
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.2 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.73 1.93
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 3.46
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 1.29
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again
SHIFTRONIC NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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