Compare 2020 Hyundai Elantra vs 2020 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2020 Nissan Sentra

2020 Hyundai Elantra
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ECO DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO DCT 33 41 $20,829 $21,600
Elantra Limited IVT 30 40 $22,062 $23,150
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 30 40 $22,062 $23,150
Elantra SE IVT 30 40 $18,656 $19,300
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 30 40 $18,656 $19,300
Elantra SEL IVT 30 40 $19,365 $20,050
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 30 40 $19,365 $20,050
Elantra Sport DCT 26 33 $23,118 $24,150
Elantra Value Edition IVT 30 40 $20,215 $20,950
Elantra Value Edition IVT SULEV 30 40 $20,215 $20,950
Elantra GT Automatic 25 32 $19,825 $20,650
Elantra GT N Line Automatic 25 32 $23,538 $24,600
Elantra GT N Line Manual 23 30 $22,504 $23,500
2020 Mazda MAZDA3
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S CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra S CVT 29 39 $18,352 $19,310
Sentra SR CVT 28 37 $20,571 $21,650
Sentra SV CVT 29 39 $19,357 $20,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,829
$20,565
$18,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,600
$21,500
$19,310
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
N/A
$322 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
6.7
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Hyundai Elantra is a well-equipped value. The Mazda 3 punches above its weight class with an upmarket interior, good handling, and optional all-wheel drive. The 2020 Nissan Sentra is sportier and better equipped but is still a value.
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Fuel Economy
City
33 mpg 24 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars - Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 - 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 - 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 - 96
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 - 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 - 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 - 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 - 54.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 - 44
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 - 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 - 106.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 - 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 - 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.9 - 182.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 - 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 - 14.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8 - -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 - 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum - Front Disc/Rear Drum
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8 - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 - 12.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion - Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.4 - 38.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 - P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 - P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2857 - 3047
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - 150
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection - Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 1400 - 146 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA - NA
Displacement
1.4 L/83 - 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
128 @ 5500 - 149 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 - Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
33 - 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
36 - 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 - 39
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 - -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.81 - -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 - 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.96 - -
Trans Type
7 - 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.10 - 1.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.26 - -
Trans Order Code
NA - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan - Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra - Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut - Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut - Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.9 - 5.4
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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