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2023 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2023 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2023 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $25,100 to $35,125
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2023 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $22,550 to $34,000
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MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG 32 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 180-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 290-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 191 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 183.5 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Front 37.6 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.7 - 37.3 in

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

Convenience
The Hyundai Sonata 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). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive 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.

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.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more 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 Sonata and the Mazda Mazda3.