2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The Mazda3 has always been a reliable option for car shoppers in the market for a new compact car, but after shuffling around standard equipment for the 2018 model year, the Mazda3 is back and better than ever before. The 2018 Mazda3 is attractive, both inside and out, has plenty of advanced features for tech-savvy consumers, and has a unique driver-oriented handling.

But how does the 2018 Mazda3 compare to other competitive compact cars? We're digging deep to find out, pitting the 2018 Mazda3 against the 2018 Hyundai Elantra in a head-to-head comparison. Interested in learning about how these two compact cars stand up to each other? Keep reading and we'll fill you in on all of the important details!

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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra
2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G I4; 155 hp Base Engine Specifications 2.0-liter I4; 147 hp
Standard for all trims Rearview Camera Available on select trims
7-inch MAZDA CONNECT™ touchscreen; standard on all trims Infotainment System 7-inch touchscreen display; standard on select trims
42.2/35.8 inches Legroom (Front/Second Row) 42.2/35.7 inches

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra comes in an overwhelming six trim levels: SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Sport, and Limited. The compact car's standard engine is less powerful than the 2018 Mazda3's standard engine, producing only 147 horsepower and 132 pound-feet of torque, compared to the Mazda's engine output of 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The 2018 Elantra is also missing a variety of features, like a rearview camera, Forward Obstruction Warning, automatic headlights, and Push Button Start, all of which come standard on every trim in the 2018 Mazda3's lineup.

The 2018 Mazda3 comes in Mazda's three signature trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport trim comes equipped with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine with a maximum output of 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, but car shoppers looking for more power under the hood aren't out of luck. The Touring and Grand Touring trims both come standard with a high-power 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine, which delivers 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. All trims come with plenty of advanced features that cost extra on most competitors, including Smart City Brake Support, a rearview camera, and a 7-inch touchscreen display. Additionally, the Touring and Grand Touring trims add on advanced safety features such as Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert to their respective lists of standard features.

Car shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mazda3 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Matt Castrucci Mazda or stop in and see us in-person at our location in Dayton. Interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2018 Mazda3 to see if the compact car is a good fit for you? If so, feel free to schedule an obligation-free test drive online today!

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If you’re looking for a stylish compact sedan with some surprising power under the hood, we can’t recommend the 2018 Mazda3 enough. The sedan not only meets expectations in its competitive class; it exceeds them. But how do you know which trim level within the 2018 Mazda3’s lineup is the best fit for your budget, lifestyle, and needs? That’s what you have us here at Matt Castrucci Mazda for! Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on everything you need to know about the 2018 Mazda3’s three trim levels!

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