Mazda MAZDA3 vs Hyundai Veloster 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
$20,500
Invoice
$19,609
Average Price Paid
$19,124
259 listings nationwide

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2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
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2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium 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
$20,505
2 listings nationwide

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2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,416
3 listings nationwide

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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...

2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

Hyundai’s got a fairly broad stable of small cars, and most of them check all the boxes without ruffling any feathers. The Veloster, a striking three-door hatchback, delivers most of H...

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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
No User Reviews
2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
Barry writes:
I love this car despite it being FWD, it’s fun as hell and it looks and sounds great I don’t regret buying...

Specs

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD
2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
28 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
--
147 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque
--
132 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
12.5:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.28 in x 3.59 in
3.19 in x 3.82 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
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
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 35.1 in 34.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 13.2 cu ft 19.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 893 lbs
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 166.9 in
Width 70.7 in 70.9 in
Height 56.9 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 107.3 in 104.3 in

Available Options

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
2.0 Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
2021 Hyundai Veloster
2.0L Premium FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Chalk White
  • Lunar White
  • Racing Red
  • Sonic Silver
  • Sunset Orange
  • Thunder Gray
  • Ultra Black

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