Compare 2017 Hyundai Veloster vs 2017 Mazda MAZDA3

2017 Hyundai Veloster
2017 Mazda MAZDA3
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Dual Clutch
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster Dual Clutch 28 35 $18,500 $19,200
Veloster Manual 27 34 $17,454 $18,100
Veloster Turbo Dual Clutch 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster Turbo Dual Clutch w/Orange Accents 26 32 $22,631 $23,800
Veloster Turbo Manual 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster Turbo Manual w/Orange Accents 25 33 $21,505 $22,600
Veloster Turbo R-Spec Manual 25 33 $20,563 $21,600
Veloster Value Edition Dual Clutch 28 35 $20,525 $21,350
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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 Grand Touring Automatic 26 35 $23,864 $24,945
Mazda3 5-Door Grand Touring Manual 25 33 $22,862 $23,895
Mazda3 5-Door Sport Automatic 28 37 $19,278 $20,145
Mazda3 5-Door Sport Manual 27 37 $18,275 $19,095
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
Mazda3 5-Door Touring Automatic 28 37 $21,284 $22,245

Pricing

Invoice Price

$18,500
$23,149

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$19,200
$24,195

Monthly Payment Estimate

$320 / month
$403 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Hyundai Veloster is a economy-car cake pop: it sounds like too much, but its hatchback sensibility really does taste better dipped in a layer of quirk. 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

28 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

89.8 96.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54 54.4

Front Leg Room (in)

43.9 42.2

Front Hip Room (in)

53.2 55.5

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Second Leg Room (in)

31.7 35.8

Front Head Room (in)

39 37.6

Second Hip Room (in)

52.6 53.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.6 57.2

Second Head Room (in)

35.3 37.5

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

55.1 57.3

Track Width, Rear (in)

62 61.4

Wheelbase (in)

104.3 106.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

70.5 70.7

Track Width, Front (in)

61.5 61.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.6 6.1

Length, Overall (in)

166.1 180.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

34.7 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

15.5 -

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 12.4

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 10.4

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11 11.6

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 13.2

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.1 34.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P215/45HR17 P215/45WR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/45HR17 P215/45WR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2756 3100

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

410 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

90 100

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

120 @ 4850 185 @ 3250

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

132 @ 6300 184 @ 5700

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

28 27

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.62 3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.94 3.39

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.30 1.45

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.91 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.70 3.89

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.96 2.02

Trans Order Code

D6GF1 NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.92 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.60

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Veloster Mazda Mazda3 4-Door

Body Style

Hatchback Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Torsion Beam Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.7 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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