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2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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New 2021 Mazda Mazda3

2021 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*
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$23,600 to $33,850
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$20,500 to $32,450
Invoice* $22,670 to $32,172 $19,609 to $31,026
MPG - City 23 - 28 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 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 Sonata offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive 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 Sonata will cost more in transportation costs than the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata is much wider than the Mazda Mazda3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Sonata, which is slightly longer than the Mazda Mazda3.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mazda Mazda3.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has a larger turning radius than the Mazda Mazda3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Hyundai Sonata has less horsepower than the Mazda Mazda3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Mazda Mazda3. The Hyundai Sonata 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 Sonata than that of the Mazda Mazda3.