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2022 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2021 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2022 Hyundai
Elantra

MSRP*: $19,850 to $25,600
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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $20,650 to $32,600
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Invoice* $19,269 to $24,590 $19,751 to $31,169
MPG - City 25 - 33 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 43 MPG 32 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 13.2 ft3
Engine 147-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 201-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) Inline-4
Transmission 7-Speed A/T, Continuously Variable, M/T Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 147 - 201 hp 155 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 184.1 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 71.9 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 38.7 - 40.6 in
Rear 37.3 in
Front 37.6 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.7 - 37.3 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Elantra than the Mazda Mazda3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Elantra and the Mazda Mazda3 in the front seats.

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 and the Mazda Mazda3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Elantra is a little wider than the Mazda Mazda3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Elantra takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Elantra does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels 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.

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