Compare 2013 Hyundai Elantra vs 2013 Mazda MAZDA3

2013 Hyundai Elantra
2013 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 $17,105 $17,695
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS PZEV 28 38 $17,105 $17,695
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Automatic Limited PZEV 28 38 $20,218 $21,115
Elantra 4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 28 38 $16,208 $16,695
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic GS 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic GS PZEV 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic SE 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Automatic SE PZEV 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Manual GS 28 38 $17,066 $17,595
Elantra Coupe 2-Door Manual SE 28 38 $19,064 $19,895
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic PZEV 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Automatic w/Blue Int 27 37 $18,831 $19,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
Elantra GT 5-Door HB Manual w/Blue Int 26 37 $17,881 $18,545
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,105
$22,619
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,695
$23,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Midsize cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.500 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.100 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.000 38.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.700 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.800 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.600 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
178.300 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.500 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800 11.8
Brakes
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)
11.000 x - TBD - 10.94 x - TBD -
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)
10.300 x - TBD - 10.43 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.800 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.200 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780 34.2
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2701 2950
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.200 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 148 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.440 3.893
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.726 2.022
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.065 3.591
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.392 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.774 0.599
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.400 3.552
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.834 1.452
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.708
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
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 N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Axle Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
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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