Compare 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2017 Hyundai Elantra
2017 Mazda MAZDA3
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
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Grand Touring Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Automatic 27 36 $23,149 $24,195
Mazda3 4-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 34 $22,144 $23,145
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $18,084 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sport Manual 27 37 $17,080 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Automatic 28 37 $20,568 $21,495
Mazda3 4-Door Touring Manual 27 37 $19,564 $20,445
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Automatic 26 35 $22,431 $23,445
Mazda3 5-Door Touring 2.5 Manual 25 33 $21,429 $22,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,928
$23,149
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,650
$24,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$403 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
We miss the brash, buzzy looks, for sure—but the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now one of the most refined economy cars on the road. The 2017 Mazda 3 is near the top of our favorite compact cars on sale today. Its good performance, good fuel economy, and good value make for a very good car.
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Fuel Economy
City
32 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 96.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
179.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.6
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 3100
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 18 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Displacement
1.4 L/83 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 184 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 185 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 1.45
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.02
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.55
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.39
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Mazda Mazda3 4-Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.8
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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