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What is Better Hyundai Elantra or Mazda 3?

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14 reasons to buy Hyundai Elantra

Engine and transmission
Better compression 17.7 vs 10.0 44% or 7.7 . The greater degree of compression = the less fuel need to produce the same power.
Piston diameter larger 83 mm vs 78 mm 6% or 5 mm larger. The larger diameter of cylinder = the greater filling ratio. Cons: increase emissions of toxic substances.
Piston stroke longer 92 mm vs 83.6 mm 9% or 8.4 mm. The longer stroke = lower fuel consumption and fewer emissions.
More engine power

111 bhp vs 105 bhp

82.5 kw. vs 77 kw.

5% or 6 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
More torque 235 nM vs 145 nM 38% or 90 nM. More torque = faster acceleration.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 11.7 sec. vs 12.2 sec. 0.5 sec.
More top speed 118 mph vs 114 mph 4 mph
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 367 liters vs 340 liters 7% or 27 liters
More maximum allowable weight 1910 kg vs 1770 kg 7% or 140 kg
More maximum bearing capacity 553 kg vs 438 kg 21% or 115 kg
More maximum towing weight with brakes 1400 kg vs 930 kg 34% or 470 kg
Warranty
More standard warranty - Mileage 994406 miles vs 62150 miles 94% or 932256 miles
More standard warranty - Years 5 years vs 3 years 40% or 2 years
Other specs
Less turning radius 10.2 meters vs 10.9 meters 7% or 0.7 meters

7 reasons to buy Mazda 3

Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 43.46 mpg vs 46.27 mpg 6% or 2.81 mpg
Less fuel consumption (Highway) 53.27 mpg vs 57.56 mpg 8% or 4.29 mpg
Less fuel consumption (City) 33.19 mpg vs 34.4 mpg 4% or 1.21 mpg
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 93 g/mile vs 99 g/mile 6% or 6 g/mile
Higher european emission standard EURO 5 vs EURO 4 1 generation
Warranty
More warranty against corrosion 12 years vs 6 years 50% or 6 years
Other specs
Less weight 1332 kg vs 1357 kg 2% or 25 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.

Neutral reasons Hyundai Elantra vs. Mazda 3

Engine and transmission
Engine speed (RPM) 4000 RPM vs 6000 RPM 33% or 2000 less rpms.
Engine capacity 1991 cm3 vs 1598 cm3 20% or 393 cm3 more
Engine position Front transverse vs Front transverse
Cylinders location In line vs In line
Camshaft SOHC vs DOHC
Fuel supply COMMON RAIL vs Distributor fuel injection
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Dimensions
Length 4495 mm vs 4490 mm 0% or 5 mm shorter
Width 1720 mm vs 1755 mm 2% or 35 mm narrower
Height 1425 mm vs 1470 mm 3% or 45 mm lower
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2610 mm vs 2640 mm 1% or 30 mm less
Front tires size 185/65 R15 vs 195/65 R15
Rear tires size 185/65 R15 vs 195/65 R15
Spare wheel 185/65 R15 vs Compact
Type of wheels 5.5JX15" alloy wheels vs 15" steel
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)