2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra

The four-door sedan class is jam-packed with excellent options that fit a variety of lifestyles, needs, and budgets, so how do you even know where to start when shopping for a new car? That's where we come in. Our team at Seacoast Mazda is dedicated to helping you find your dream vehicle, and if you're looking for a budget-friendly upscale sedan, we have the perfect recommendation: the 2018 Mazda3.

So why do we suggest taking a look at the 2018 Mazda3 over other five-passenger sedans? It features an attractive styling, both inside and out, for starters. It also delivers an impressive fuel economy rating and has a lengthy list of standard features for all trims within its lineup, but how does it compare to other top performers like the 2018 Hyundai Elantra? Read on to find out!

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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Hyundai Elantra
2.0L SKYACTIV®-G I4: 155 hp; 150 lb.-ft. Base Engine Specs 2.0L I4: 147 hp; 132 lb.-ft.
Standard on all trims Forward Obstruction Warning Extra cost
96.3 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 95.8 cu. ft.
Standard Automatic Headlights Not available

The 2018 Hyundai Elantra comes in six trim levels: SE, SEL, Value Edition, Eco, Sport, and Limited. The SE, SEL, Value Edition, and Limited trims come equipped with a lackluster 2.0-liter engine that kicks out 147 horsepower, while the Eco's engine is even less powerful, only offering 128 horsepower. Car shoppers looking for more kick under the hood will have to opt for the more-expensive Sport trim, which comes standard with a 1.6-liter that generates 201 horsepower. Not only does the 2018 Elantra's engine offer less performance than the 2018 Mazda3's, but it's also noticeably missing a variety of features that are found on the 2018 Mazda3. In fact, the 2018 Elantra is missing a rearview camera, Forward Obstruction Warning, and automatic headlights, as well as available features such as fog lights, heated exterior mirrors, signaling mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, alloy wheels, and cargo area tie downs, all of which are available on the 2018 Mazda3.

The 2018 Mazda3 comes in Mazda's three signature trim levels: Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Sport trim comes equipped with a 2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that delivers 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque, which is already more than the 2018 Elantra's standard engine, but those looking for more power may want to opt for the Touring or Grand Touring trims, both of which come equipped with a high-power 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that kicks out 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. All trims within the 2018 Mazda3's lineup come equipped with popular features such as Push Button Start, power windows and door locks, cruise control with steering-wheel-mounted controls, a 7-inch touchscreen display, the MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System, Pandora® internet radio integration, two front USB audio input jacks, a rearview camera, and Smart City Brake Support.

Car shoppers looking for more information about the 2018 Mazda3 are encouraged to contact a member of our team here at Seacoast Mazda. We'll fill you in on all of the important information and answer any questions you may have. Ready to get behind the wheel and experience all the 2018 Mazda3 has to offer for yourself? If so, feel free to schedule an obligation-free test drive online or stop in and see us at our location in Portsmouth!

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