Thinking of buying the new 2022 Mazda3 sedan and looking for more information? Well, here is a detailed comparison article between the 2022 Mazda3 and the 2022 Hyundai Elantra to point out the advantage of the Mazda3 over the Elantra. Contact us today to schedule a test drive of your preferred Mazda3 sedan.
The 2022 Mazda3 sedan gets a few updates that include a new Carbon Edition package available as well a new Platinum Quartz Metallic exterior paint option. The 2022 Mazda3 can be configured in eight variants - 2.0, 2.5 S, Select, Preferred, Carbon Edition, Premium, 2.5 Turbo, and 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus. The base 2.0 variant costs $20,800 MSRP* and the top-of-the-line 2.5 Turbo Premium Plus costs $33,100 MSRP*. The 2022 Elantra is a carryover of the previous model year version. It is offered in six trims – SE, SEL, N Line, Limited, Hybrid Blue, and Hybrid Blue. Base Elantra SE trim costs $19,850 MSRP* while the top-end Hybrid Limited trims costs $28,250 MSRP*.
2022 Hyundai Elantra
|2.0-liter Inline-four Cylinder
||2.0-liter Inline-four Cylinder|
|155 hp / 150 lb-ft.
||Horsepower / Torque
||147 hp / 132 lb-ft.|
|13.2 cu. ft.
||14.2 cu. ft.|
|28 / 36 / 31
||33 / 43 / 37|
|Eight trims||Trims offered||Six trims|
When it comes to performance, the Mazda3 is a lot livelier thanks to impressive acceleration, crisp handling, and overall stability. The Elantra does not offer the same level of performance in these aspects. The Mazda3 also has a couple of other powertrains on offers like a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and a turbocharged version of the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces up to 250 horsepower and 320 pound-feet of torque. The Elantra also has a few more engines on offer, the most powerful being the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 276 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. But the lack of the availability of an optional all-wheel-drive drivetrain system for the Elantra works against it. Also, the Elantra’s engines are not as peppy as the Mazda3.
The 2022 Mazda3’s interior is a lot more premium and plusher compared to the Elantra. The panels in the Mazda3’s interior, as well as the materials used, are of higher quality. This works to its advantage. The list of features offered by both the sedans is similar. But the quality of finish and functionality of these features is better in the Mazda3 compared to the Elantra.