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2022 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid vs. 2023 Mazda Mazda3 Review

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2022 Hyundai
Sonata Hybrid

MSRP*: $27,350 to $35,700
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2023 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $22,550 to $34,000
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MPG - City 45 - 50 MPG 23 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 51 - 54 MPG 32 - 37 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 192-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 192 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 37.8 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 Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mazda Mazda3. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda Mazda3.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 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 Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Mazda Mazda3.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and the Mazda Mazda3.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has much less torque than the Mazda Mazda3, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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