The 2014 Mazda3 5-Door vs. the 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

2014 Mazda3 5-DoorAre you looking for a new hatchback around Tampa or Bradenton? You know that the 2014 Mazda3 5-Door is available now at Cox Mazda, right? We’ve got it right here alongside the rest of the Mazda lineup in our Bradenton showroom, and we think that once you get a look at it, you’ll understand just why it’s one of the most popular vehicles in its class, especially when it’s affordably priced at $19,995 (MSRP).

The small hatchback class is pretty large these days, though, and a vehicle like the 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT might seem appealing to area drivers. Does it compare to the Mazda3, though?

Fuel Efficiency

With gas prices seeming to never drop much these days, finding a fuel efficient car is a must, and the Mazda3 5-Door is one of the most efficient in its class. The Mazda3 gets an EPA-estimated 40 mpg on the highway and 30 mpg in the city from its four-cylinder powertrain.

While the Elantra isn’t bad for its class, it falls short of the Mazda by a wide margin, only getting 33 highway mpg and 24 city mpg. Those are savings you will see with every trip to the gas station.

Vehicle Features

Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity comes standard on the entry-level Mazda3 hatchback, making it easy to stay connected while behind the wheel. The Elantra has Bluetooth available at the basic trim level, but you’d have to pay extra for it.

That’s the way many features are between these two vehicles, actually. As you climb up the trim levels, Mazda gives drivers access to other new tech features while Hyundai makes package options available that require drivers to upgrade, even at higher trims.

Test Drive a Mazda Today

While Hyundai has done well to embrace a new sense of style and a new brand direction, we think it’s clear that the 2014 Mazda3 5-Door comes out on top. See the Mazda3 for yourself by taking a test drive at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton.. Tampa-area drivers know they can visit Cox Mazda’s showroom seven days a week, and we can’t wait to help you find your next car!