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2020 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2020 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2020 Hyundai Elantra

2020 Hyundai
Elantra

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New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$19,300 to $24,150
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$21,500 to $27,900
Invoice* $18,656 to $23,118 $20,565 to $26,679
MPG - City 26 - 33 25 - 27
MPG - Hwy 33 - 41 33 - 36
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Elantra offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mazda Mazda3 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
The Hyundai Elantra will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda Mazda3, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Elantra will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda Mazda3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Elantra will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is about the same width as the Mazda Mazda3. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Hyundai Elantra doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has a significantly smaller turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, allowing much better maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is significantly less powerful than the Mazda Mazda3. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Elantra and the Mazda Mazda3. The Hyundai Elantra has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Mazda Mazda3.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Elantra than that of the Mazda Mazda3.