Compare 2021 Hyundai Elantra vs 2021 Mazda MAZDA3

2021 Hyundai Elantra
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Limited IVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra Limited IVT 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra Limited IVT SULEV 31 41 $24,446 $25,450
Elantra N Line DCT 28 36 $24,206 $25,200
Elantra N Line Manual 25 34 $23,150 $24,100
Elantra SE IVT 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SE IVT SULEV 33 43 $19,075 $19,650
Elantra SEL IVT 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
Elantra SEL IVT SULEV 31 41 $20,078 $20,900
2021 Mazda MAZDA3

2021 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Mazda 3: Compare Cars

Mainstream compact sedans are no longer penalty boxes. We’ve come a long way, baby.

Two of the better choices in the compact segment are the Hyundai Elantra and Mazda 3, but both break out of the box for different reasons.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,446
$19,751
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,450
$20,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra has big style, big available tech, and big range from a hybrid powertrain. The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10 -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.7 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2868 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
132 @ 4500 -
Engine Order Code
STDEN1 -
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
147 @ 6200 -
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Sequential MPI -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 - 0.39 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.89 -
Trans Type
1 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.82 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra -
Body Style
Sedan -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 -
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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2021 Hyundai Elantra

  • 2021 Elantras in stock
  • Lease: From $159 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $3,000
  • Finance: From 0.0% APR + $1,000
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 kept in good supply
  • Lease: From $179 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,750 off
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months + $500 bonus
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