Mazda MAZDA3 vs Hyundai Elantra Touring Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
MSRP
$20,650
Invoice
$19,751
Average Price Paid
$19,225
181 listings nationwide

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
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2.0 Sedan FWD
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GLS FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,476
7 listings nationwide

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,680
37 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
6 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
Matt Smith Test Drive Review:

Mazdas are fun. All of them. Even the SUVs. But until recently, they weren’t particularly fast. The joy in driving a Mazda derived from the expertly tuned ride and handling qualities t...

2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
Rob Feeman Review:

Popular with buyers who seek a well-equipped, budget-oriented hatchbac...

The Good: The 2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring hatchback continues to offer ample ca...

The Bad: Currently at the end of its first generation, the Elantra Touring look...

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  • Look and Feel 10
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 5
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 10
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
gregory writes:
Power Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"More horses under the hood"
Handling Ranked 2006 Ford Mustang GT Premium RWD better.
"Its a mustang it just handles better"
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
10
Kay writes:
Great roomy car, handles well.
Handling Ranked 2012 Toyota Matrix S worse.
"Tighter in curves"
Back Seats Ranked 2012 Toyota Matrix S worse.
"Comfy"
20
Sanka writes:
This was a surprising car. I didnt even know what it was, I just had an old honda crv and wanted a newer car t...

Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
23 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
30 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
138 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
--
136 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
136 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
10.1:1
10.1:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.28 in x 3.59 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
3.23 in x 3.68 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 43.5 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 36.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 24.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,164 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 176.6 in
Width 70.7 in 69.5 in
Height 56.9 in 59.8 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
GLS FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Atlantic Blue
  • Black Noir Pearl
  • CHILIPEPPER Red
  • Monaco White
  • Polar White
  • Shimmering Silver
  • Titanium Gray Metallic
  • Vivid Blue
  • Volcanic Red

Option Packages

  • Preferred PKG

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