The 2014 Mazda3 vs. the 2014 Hyundai Elantra

While the 2014 Mazda3 has gotten quite a bit of attention as a hatchback, we think that Tampa and Bradenton drivers will love it as a sedan too. The Mazda3 Sedan is available now at Cox Mazda, and it easily goes toe-to-toe with the rest of its class, besting many of them at their own game and looking great while doing it.

Of course, there are always going to be competitors, especially in the sedan class, and the 2014 Hyundai Elantra is trying to take on the Mazda3. Let’s see just how well it fares.

Get More for Your Money in a Mazda

2014 Mazda3Let’s start with one of the most important factors: price. The 2014 Mazda3 i SV Sedan starts at just $16,945 (MSRP), while the Elantra comes in at $17,200 for the competing SE trim level.

That may not seem like much, but would you believe that you get more in the Mazda too? Mazda’s engine is a four-cylinder like Hyundai’s, but it gives you up to 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque, compared to the Elantra’s 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque.

And despite offering up more power, the Mazda engine is more efficient too. You can get 41 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city, compared to the Hyundai engine’s 37 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.That’s three wins in a row for the Mazda.

Options Abound on the Mazda

In addition to meeting and often beating the Elantra with regard to standard features, the Mazda3 i SV offers drivers more choices as well. You won’t have to upgrade a trim level to add on a navigation or a telematics system or remote ignition, you can add them onto the Mazda3 a la carte. Hyundai doesn’t offer any of these features on the Elantra SE.

Visit Cox Mazda Today

It looks like a clear cut victory to us, but you should really see the 2014 Mazda3 in action for yourself. Visit Cox Mazda and take the sedan for a test drive today and see firsthand just how it surpasses vehicles like the Elantra. We’re conveniently located in Bradenton at 3101 Cortez Road W., just a quick trip from Tampa, and we can’t wait to put you behind the wheel of a brand new Mazda.