2014 Mazda Mazda3 2013 Hyundai Elantra
155 Horsepower 148
150 lb-ft Torque 131 lb-ft
41 MPG 38
96.3 cu.-ft. Passenger Volume 95.6 cu.-ft.

2014 Mazda3 vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra

Two vehicles claiming to offer some of the best features in their class are going against one another to see which takes the top overall spot. The battle of the 2014 Mazda3 vs 2013 Hyundai Elantra is sure to make the competition a little interesting.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra has been able to own the top spot in horsepower, interior space, and even efficiency against some of its class competitors. Equipped with the 1.8-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine, the Elantra earns up to 148 horsepower, which is more than the Toyota Corolla, Chevy Cruze, and Honda Civic, three of the industry’s favorite compact sedans. Also earning an EPA-estimated 38 mpg highway, the Elantra beats out the trusted Toyota Corolla in the efficiency department. When stacked against the Ford Focus Sedan, Chevy Cruze, Honda Civic and even the 2014 Mazda3, the Elantra offers the most overall interior room at 110.4 cubic-feet. While all of these wins are notable and impressive, the 2013 Hyundai Elantra had yet to meet its match in the 2014 Mazda3.

2014 Mazda3 in San Antonio TX

Since Mazda revamped its bread and butter there has been no stopping the 2014 Mazda3 in San Antonio TX. The vehicle’s bold redesign means a sleeker appearance, stronger performance, and overall more enjoyable ride.

The 2013 Hyundai Elantra puts up a good fight when compared to some of its top competitors, but there is no denying the impact the 2014 Mazda3 has on the road. When paired with the 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine, the Mazda3 pumps out up to 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque while also providing drivers with an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway fuel economy. Even when upgraded to the available 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine the all-new Mazda3 still earns a better fuel economy than the Elantra at an EPA-estimated 39 mpg highway. The 2013 Hyundai Elantra may offer more interior space overall, but the space specifically designed for passengers just barely goes to the 2014 Mazda3. Travelers in the 2014 Mazda3 have 96.3 cu.-ft. of space at their disposal as well as features like the available Mazda Connect, which offers all of the technology drivers need on the road. At the end of the day, the 2014 Mazda3 and its revamped performance take the top spot for our team at Ingram Park Mazda.