2018 Hyundai Elantra vs 2018 Mazda3 Sedan

Driver side exterior view of a red 2018 Hyundai Elantra on the lest "vs" a front exterior view off a red 2018 Mazda3 Sedan on the left

When in the market for a new car you want it to be stylish, sporty and equipped with an efficient drivetrain, and two of the most attractive and economical sedans available today are the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Mazda3. Both of these vehicles provide their owners with undeniable exterior attractiveness as well as all of the interior amenities and advanced technology features that they require from a new vehicle. If you are ready to simply flip a coin in order to help make your decision, just hold on a second and take a look at this comparison of these two similar vehicles and you will find one meets your requirements better than the other.

2018 Hyundai Elantra


2018 Mazda3 Sedan

2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Standard Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder
6-Speed Manual Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual
26 MPG City/ 26 MPG HWY Fuel Economy* 27 MPG City/ 37 MPG HWY
14.4 Cubic Feet Dedicated Cargo Room 12.4 Cubic Feet
*EPA estimates of the Base Trim level with Standard Equipment.

Compare the 2108 Elantra & the 2018 Mazda3

The standard drivetrain specs between these two sporty sedans are quite similar, but the 2018 Hyundai Elantra provides customers with two engine options on top of its standard engine while the Mazda3 only offers one engine upgrade. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra makes available a 1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder engine for increased fuel economy and a 1.6L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder for increased horsepower and torque. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra also makes more options available on the interior as well with its six trim levels, so customers can choose which specs and features fit their needs best while the 2018 Mazda3 only has three trim levels to choose from.

On the interior of the 2018 Hyundai Elantra and the 2018 Mazda3, you will find spacious seating for five passengers and 42.2” & 35.7” of front and rear legroom respectively. But, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra provides its passengers with more interior amenities than the 2018 Mazda3, things like an available 8” Color Touchscreen display, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, and an optional 4.2” Driver Information Center, all options that the 2018 Mazda3 doesn’t offer. With more available options under the hood and on the interior, the 2018 Hyundai Elantra zooms past the 2018 Mazda3, and you can find the 2018 Hyundai Elantra at Carolina Hyundai in High Point, NC today.