2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Back when fuel efficiency first became a hot-button issue, it seemed like automotive customers had to make a choice between purchasing a vehicle with great gas mileage and buying one with the horsepower and torque they required. That’s no longer the case. These days, you no longer have to worry about losing power just because you don’t want to break the bank at the pump. But since you don’t have to make that choice anymore, finding the right vehicle for you can be a tricky process. The key word there is can, because it doesn’t have to be.

That’s because here at Seacoast Mazda, we pride ourselves in offering you the research tools you need to make the process much easier. Instead of searching here, there and everywhere to find the information you need to make the right vehicle choice, we put it all right here on our website. That includes our model comparison tool that puts our Mazda models up against the toughest competition. In this case, we’re taking a look at the 2016 Mazda3 vs the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Both are popular choices amongst consumers, but only one comes out on top when going head-to-head.

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2016 Mazda3 VS 2016 Hyundai Elantra
155 HP Horsepower 145 HP
150 lb-ft. Torque 130 lb-ft.
29 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 27 MPG
41 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 37 MPG

2016 Mazda3: More Power & Better Gas Mileage

As we said, both the 2016 Mazda3 and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra are popular choices for people looking for a 4-door sedan – or a 5-door hatchback in this case as both have hatchback model options. But which vehicle truly deserves its popularity? If we’re looking at the power numbers, it’s the 2016 Mazda3 that comes out ahead by pumping out 155 horsepower compared to the Elantra’s 145 horsepower. The Mazda3 also has better torque numbers with 150 lb-ft. of torque compared to 130 lb-ft. of torque from the Elantra.

The 2016 Mazda3 keeps its advantage in terms of gas mileage. The Mazda3 gets 29 miles per gallon in the city and 41 miles per gallon on the highway compared to the Elantra’s 27 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway.

So there you have it. The 2016 Mazda3 comes out ahead of the 2016 Hyundai Elantra in terms of both power and fuel efficiency. If you’d like to know more about what the Mazda3, or any Mazda model, can do for you, get in touch with us here at Seacoast Mazda. We’re here to help.

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