2016 Mazda3 5-Door vs. 2016 Hyundai Accent 5-Door

2016 Mazda3 5 door

2016 Mazda3 5-door

2016 Hyundai Accent 5-door

2016 Hyundai Accent

The 2016 Hyundai Accent 5-Door and the 2016 Mazda3 5-door both turn heads with upscale styling, and they both offer a lot of value, fuel economy, and fun. Either one could meet your needs, but if you’re a savvy shopper looking for the best deal on a new small hatchback then you should read on to see why we think the 2016 Mazda3 5-door is the top choice for our Sarasota and Tampa customers.

Powertrain and Performance

You probably want a blend of fuel economy and power — a little bit of sensible efficiency paired with some fun to drive dynamics. See how these cars match up to find the one that delivers the better combination:

  • The Hyundai Accent 5-Door is only available with a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that’s good for 137 hp and 123 lb.-ft. of torque. The Accent with automatic transmission is capable of an EPA estimated 26 mpg/city and 37 mpg/highway.
  • The 2016 Mazda3 hatchback starts with a 2.0L four-cylinder good for 155 hp and 150 lb.-ft. of torque. With six-speed automatic transmission, this engine is capable of up to 30 mpg/city and 40 mpg/highway according to EPA estimates. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine is available for 184 hp and 185 lb.-ft. of torque. Despite the added performance, this engine still rates at an impressive 28 mpg/city and 39 mpg/highway when properly equipped.

Comfort and Space

While both of these vehicles are small cars, the 2016 Mazda3 5-door offers more space for you and your passengers:

  • The 2016 Mazda3 5-door offers 42.2 inches of legroom up front and 35.8 inches of legroom in the second row. Overall, the 2016 Mazda3 5-door offers up to 96.4 cubic feet of cabin space.
  • The Hyundai Accent 5-Door offers only 41.8 inches of front legroom and 33.3 inches of rear leg room. As far as cabin space goes, it also comes up short of the Mazda3 with only 90.1 cubic feet available.

The 2016 Mazda3 5-door also gives you a standard telescopically adjusting steering wheel, a feature that is not offered on any of the Accent trims.

Safety and Security

In crash testing, the 2016 Mazda3 5-door comes out ahead of the Hyundai Accent. The 2016  Mazda3 5-door earned the best possible 5-Star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the best possible Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Accent earned a second-best 4-Star overall rating from the NHTSA, and no awards from the IIHS, with a Poor rating in the Small Overlap Front and an Acceptable rating in the Side Impact test.

The 2016 Mazda3 5-door is also available with important safety features such as a lane departure warning system, a forward collision warning system, a forward collision prevention automatic braking system, a blind spot monitoring system, and a rear cross traffic alert system. None of those features are offered for any price on the Hyundai Accent.

Test Drive the 2016 Mazda3 5-door Near Tampa and Sarasota Today

To see what the 2016 Mazda3 5-door can offer your Tampa or Sarasota commute, be sure to stop by Cox Mazda at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. Feel free to contact us online or by phone at 941-749-2790 for more information.