2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

Front exterior view of a red 2018 Mazda3 on the left "vs" front exterior view of a 2018 Hyundai Elantra on the right

Sometimes after a full day at work all we want to do is put up our feet and relax. Unfortunately, that is not how real life works, real life is filled with chores and responsibilities during the week that hopefully allow us to enjoy a much-deserved weekend without obligation. Thankfully for you we have made the chore of searching for your next sedan much less challenging. The 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra both exhibit a long, lean, and athletic exterior appeal and come equipped with powerful and efficient engines under the hood. Figure out which one of these vehicles is right for you with our side-by-side comparison below.



2018 Mazda3

Versus

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2.0L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder
155 HP/ 150 LB-FT Horsepower/ Torque 147 HP/ 132 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-MT 6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
27 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/ 36 MPG HWY

Compare the 2018 Mazda3 & the 2018 Elantra

The 2018 Mazda3 and the 2018 Hyundai Elantra offer an upgrade to their standard engine. The 2018 Mazda3 makes a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder available and the 2018 Elantra can be equipped with a 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder.

2018 Mazda3

Versus

2018 Hyundai Elantra

2.5L SKYACTIV®-G 4-Cylinder Available Engine 2.0L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder
184 HP/ 185 LB-FT Horsepower/Torque 201 HP/ 195 LB-FT
SKYACTIV®-Drive 6-Speed Automatic Available Transmission 7-Speed Dual Clutch
27 MPG City/ 36 MPG Highway Fuel Economy 26 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY

On top of having a more efficient standard and available drivetrain the 2018 Mazda3 also has more interior space than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra does. While both models have seating for five people the 2018 Mazda3 has 96.3 cubic feet of total passenger volume and the 2018 Elantra only has 95.8 cubic feet. The 2018 Mazda3 also has more standard rear seat headroom, legroom, and hip room than the Hyundai Elantra. Take the 2018 Mazda3 for a test drive today at Royal South Mazda in Bloomington, IN and experience all of its exciting specs and features for yourself.