2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Small car competition has dwindled recently, but what’s available is good.

The Corolla offers a hatch and sedan shape, with an available hybrid powertrain capable of 53 mpg.

The Civic is available in a wide range of body styles, including coupe, hatchback, and sedan, all with good space inside.

The Jetta is comparatively conservative but spacious and the Sentra is modestly fun to drive, although it’s built to a price.

The stylish Mazda 3 offers a rare all-wheel-drive hatchback.

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The 2022 Hyundai Elantra excites us with its styling and gas mileage, but loses us with interior quality.
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains.
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.
The 2021 Nissan Sentra has a sleek shape and a more refined ride, which makes it a better value than in the past.
With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet.
The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a no-frills compact with good value. Saving money never goes out of style.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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