Mazda3 vs Hyundai Elantra

2019 Mazda3 Sedan and HatchbackIf you’re looking for the ultimate sedan to travel around Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, or Philadelphia, the Mazda3 and Hyundai Elantra are both excellent options.

While both vehicles seem similar at first glance, they each come with their own set of benefits and additional features. To help with your decision, Faulkner Mazda Trevose has compiled this informative side-by-side comparison of the Mazda3 vs. Hyundai Elantra. Keep reading to learn more and discover your favorite model!

Mazda3 vs Hyundai Elantra: MPG

2019 Mazda3 Sedan

Whether you’re commuting to work or checking out that hot new restaurant in town, good fuel economy is an important aspect of any vehicle.

Luckily, the Mazda3 has got you covered, the front-wheel drive option bringing an EPA-estimated 27 MPG in the city and an EPA-estimated 36 MPG on the highway.1 The Elantra, on the other hand, offers just an EPA-estimated 26 MPG in the city and an EPA-estimated 33 MPG on the highway.

With the Mazda3, you’ll spend less time searching for the nearest gas station and more time enjoying the ride.

Furthermore, the Mazda3 ranks higher in both standard horsepower and torque, both measurements coming in at 186 for the SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 16-valve 4-cylinder engine. The Elantra provides only 147 horsepower and 132 torque on its standard model inline 4-cylinder engine.

Technological Innovation

Mazda3 Apple Car Play

From smartphone compatibility to voice control and more, the latest tech can be found inside both the Mazda3 and Elantra.

As with most modern vehicles, both the Mazda3 and the Elantra feature a touch-screen infotainment display. However, with its standard 8.8-inch screen, Mazda takes the cake. Hyundai does offer a slightly smaller 8-inch display, but this option is only available if you choose their Sport package. The Elantra’s standard display size comes in at five inches.

That 3-inch difference is a big boost when utilizing features such as navigation and GPS, as it allows you to see more of the map and can display directional information at a larger view. Furthermore, by using the standard MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, you receive additional combability between your smartphone and your vehicle.

Premium Audio

Additional perks and upgrades are what make your car your own, and Mazda offers several ways to customize your driving experience.

Audiophiles will love the available Bose® 12-speaker premium audio system, a pretty awesome bonus compared to the eight speakers found in the Elantra’s Infinity® Premium Audio with HD Radio™. With the positioning of high-range speakers to woofers mounter in the front side panels, everyone will hear their favorite songs with clarity. Plus, with Mazda’s standard Pandora® internet radio integration, finding just the right station for any situation is a breeze.

Speaking of sound, the interior of the Mazda3 is engineered to help insulate from distracting noise, while still allowing for important road and engine sounds. This allows you to focus on the joys of the journey, not unnecessary background noise.

Should I Buy the Mazda3 or the Hyundai Elantra?

You’ve just learned how the Mazda3 and the Hyundai Elantra compare to each other. With its superior fuel economy, awesome touch-screen display, high-quality Bose® audio availability, and quiet interior, it’s safe to say the Mazda3 is the better option.

Trevose, Langhorne, Bensalem, and Philadelphia drivers can get an up-close look at this super sedan by visiting Faulkner Mazda Trevose today and scheduling a test drive! We look forward to assisting you!


1 Based on EPA estimates for Mazda3 Sedan with Premium Package and FWD, 27 city/36 highway. Actual results will vary.

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