2017 Hyundai Elantra vs. 2017 Mazda3 4-Door

2016 Hyundai

The Hyundai Elantra has just been refreshed for 2017, with new high-tech features and available turbocharged engines placing it even farther beyond the reach of competitors like the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door. In areas as diverse as power, efficiency, space, and comfort, the Elantra's enduring dedication to delivering the very best shines through against its rivals. Keep reading to see how the 2017 Elantra compares to the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door.

Power and Efficiency

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra isn't like other smaller sedans, and it demonstrates that right off the bat by offering a choice of three engines:

  • 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder: This 147-horsepower, 132 lb-ft of torque engine comes fitted as standard for an ideal blend of power and efficiency that will see you cruising around Glenview with ease.
  • 1.4L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder: Uses an exclusive seven-speed automated manual transmission to reach up to 32 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway.
  • 1.6L Turbocharged Inline 4-Cylinder: Sport models fit the 1.6L turbo to command up to a stunning 201 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque.

With power peaking at 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque and efficiency reaching only 28 mpg in the city and 37 on the highway, the 2017 Mazda3 4-door cannot match the 2017 Elantra in terms of either performance or fuel economy.

Space, Comfort, and Technology

These are both classed as compact sedans, but only the 2017 Mazda3 4-door seems committed to keeping things compact when you slip inside, with only 12.4 cubic feet of space for your cargo and just 37.6 inches of front legroom. The inviting Elantra manages to create over 14.4 cubic feet in the trunk and an airy 38.8 inches of front legroom.

Hyundai drivers will also find themselves benefiting from comfort features entirely absent from the 2017 Mazda3 4-door. For example, only the Elantra is able to offer heated seats in both the front and rear, and it also boasts a Segment-Exclusive hands-free smart trunk, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto, all of which are unavailable with the Mazda3.

The 2017 Mazda3 4-Door Fails to Compete with the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

The new Mazda3 feels underpowered and underequipped next to the 2017 Hyundai Elantra. To find out more, just pay a visit to the showroom here at Loren Hyundai - we're conveniently located on Waukegan Road in Glenview, only a short drive away from Highland Park and Northbrook.


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