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2015 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2014 Mazda Mazda3 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Hyundai Elantra, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Elantra will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Mazda Mazda3 you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Elantra, due to its tank size and 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). 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 and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little narrower than the Mazda Mazda3, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 similar torque, the Hyundai Elantra and the Mazda Mazda3 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Hyundai Elantra has about the same turning radius as the Mazda Mazda3, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Elantra is somewhat more powerful than the Mazda Mazda3.

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.

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2015 Hyundai
Elantra

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MSRP*: $17,250 - $21,700

2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.62% As low as 0.10%
City MPG: 24 - 27 28 - 29
Highway MPG: 34 - 37 39 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,734 - $20,766 $16,474 - $24,869

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