Comparison: 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Hyundai Elantra

 

Compact sedans typically offer seating for five and a strong fuel economy. The 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Hyundai Elantra do just that; however, we encourage you to read below to see why the Mazda3 stands above the rest. The completely redesigned Mazda3 delivers a refined, elegant exterior with an upscale interior incorporating user-friendly technology. Visit Premier Mazda of Kansas City to experience the Mazda3.

Performance and Technology

2019 Mazda3

The Mazda3 employs a responsive 186-hp 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder direct-injection engine paired with a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with sport mode. With standard front-wheel-drive, this athletic sedan earns an EPA-estimated 35 mpg on the highway and 26 mpg in the city. Paddle shifters and i-ACTIV AWD® are optional.

Standard technology features consist of the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system with an 8.8-inch display, voice command, Bluetooth®, Pandora® internet radio integration, HD Radio™, two USB ports, and a remarkably clear eight-speaker sound system. Optional are Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, SiriusXM® satellite radio, a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, and a twelve-speaker Bose® premium audio system explicitly engineered for the Mazda3.

2019 Hyundai Elantra

The Hyundai Elantra utilizes a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine mated to a Smartstream® intelligent variable transmission with a front-wheel drivetrain. The powertrain produces 147-hp and achieves an estimated fuel economy of 41 mpg driving on the highway and 31 mpg in the city.

A 5.0-inch high-resolution touchscreen display, Bluetooth®, a six-speaker audio system, and a USB port are standard. A larger 8.0-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, SiriusXM® satellite radio, HD Radio™, navigation, an additional USB port, and a wireless charging pad are available.

Comfort and Convenience

2019 Mazda3

Relaxing cloth-trimmed seats, a 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback, remote keyless entry, and a quiet cabin insulated from outside noise are standard features. Leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry, and a moonroof are available.

2019 Hyundai Elantra

Standard features include cloth-upholstered seats, dual automatic temperature control, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and remote keyless entry. Available features involve leather seats, heated front seats, 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated side mirrors, and a power sunroof.

Safety

2019 Mazda3

Mazda incorporates lots of safety technology in the design of their vehicles. The Mazda3 contains whiplash-reducing front seat headrests, an advanced airbag system, a rearview camera, dynamic stability control, traction control, and an anti-lock brake system. The available i-ACTIVSENSE® safety suite includes blind-spot monitor, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, smart brake support with pedestrian detection, and radar cruise control with stop & go. Also, an adaptive front-lighting system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, driver attention alert, and high beam control are available.

2019 Hyundai Elantra

A rearview camera with dynamic parking guidelines, vehicle stability management, electronic brake-force distribution, forward collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, and an advanced airbag system are standard. Optional features include automatic high beam assist, safe exit assist, blind-spot collision warning with rear cross-traffic warning, smart cruise control, and pedestrian detection.

Pricing

2019 Mazda3

Starting at $21,000 MSRP

2019 Hyundai Elantra

Starting at $18,950 MSRP

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