2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Thanks to its stellar fuel economy, sophisticated performance, and opulent cabin, the 2016 Mazda3 is a top pick in the compact sedan segment among drivers in Bradenton, Tampa, and beyond. It’s always good to do your shopping, though, and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra is certainly worth a look, as well. Find out how these models stack up to one another, and if you find out you like the Mazda3 more, then come check it out at Cox Mazda in Bradenton, FL.

2016 Hyundai Elantra

2016 Hyundai Elantra


When it comes to performance, the 2016 Mazda3 is a surefire bet over the 2016 Hyundai Elantra. Under the hood of the Mazda3, you’ll find a 2.0L inline-four mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. It is able to put out a confident 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the Mazda3 has been aptly praised for its nimble steering and sporty suspension. Meanwhile, the Hyundai Elantra’s 1.8L four-cylinder engine only makes 145 hp and 130 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel Economy

Even though the 2016 Mazda3 outperforms the 2016 Hyundai Elantra on the track, it is still able to provide better fuel economy numbers. Thanks to the advanced SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, the Mazda3 is able to get up to an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway and 29 mpg city. The Hyundai Elantra’s EPA numbers come in under the Mazda3’s at up to 38 mpg highway and 28 mpg city.

Entertainment and Tech

Both the 2016 Mazda3 and the 2016 Hyundai Elantra come standard with Bluetooth connectivity. However, the 2016 Mazda3 also comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, while the Elantra’s 4.3-inch touchscreen is only available as a cost-added option. Additionally, the Mazda3 sedan’s base trim is available with an advanced navigation and telematics system, while neither of these features is available on the Hyundai Elantra’s base trim.


When it comes to safety, the 2016 Mazda3 is the clear choice over the competition. Every version of the Mazda3 comes standard with a rearview camera, and even the base model is offered with available blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts. The introductory 2016 Hyundai Elantra, on the other hand, isn’t offered with a rearview camera, and blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts aren’t offered on even the most advanced versions of this model.

Find Your Way Into the 2016 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda

If you’re ready to enjoy more power and more standard features without having to pay through the roof, then check out the 2016 Mazda3 at Cox Mazda, your Tampa-area Mazda dealer, at 3101 Cortez Rd. W. in Bradenton, FL. If you have any questions about the new Mazda3, contact our sales team and we’ll be glad to help you out!