2016 Hyundai Elantra GT vs. 2016 Mazda3

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

2016 Hyundai Elantra GT

2016 Mazda3

2016 Mazda3

When shopping for an affordable yet capable compact car, there are few choices that beat the Elantra in terms of safety, value, and overall capability. Now available at AutoMax Hyundai of Norman, the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT offers Midwest City and Edmond drivers a stylish sedan that won’t break their budget. To demonstrate the superior value of the Hyundai Elantra GT, we’ve compared it to the 2016 Mazda3, one of its segment rivals. We think the results speak for themselves.


The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT interior is both more practical and luxurious than what the 2016 Mazda3 offers. It is more practical in the sense that the Elantra GT allows you to configure your cargo space, allowing for a maximum of 51 cu.-ft. The 2016 Mazda3, on the other hand, only offers the 12.4 cu.-ft. you’ll find in the trunk. As for luxury, the Elantra GT comes with standard heated seats. You’ll have to go up a few trims for heated seats on the Mazda.


While the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT and the 2016 Mazda3 are practically neck-and-neck in pricing, Hyundai offers a much more generous warranty than Mazda, likely saving you thousands in repairs over the lifespan of your vehicle:

  • 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT – The Hyundai warranty provides basic protection for 5-years/60,000 miles, and limited powertrain protection for 10-years/100,000 miles.
  • 2016 Mazda3 – Mazda’s minimal warranty coverage protects drivers for 3-years/36,000 miles and the powertrain 5-years/60,000 miles.


The Hyundai also provides a superior driving experience to the Mazda3 should you be considering either of their base trims:

  • 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT – From the very first trim, the Elantra GT is equipped with a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine capable of 173 hp and 154 lb.-ft. of peak torque, as well as gas-charged front and rear shocks for superior handling and smooth rides over rough roads.
  • 2016 Mazda3 – The Mazda3 base trim is powered by a 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine that produces 155 hp and 150 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The Mazda3 also lacks gas-charged shocks, making road trips a little less comfortable.

Test Drive the 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT at the Premier Midwest City and Edmond Hyundai Dealership

The 2016 Hyundai Elantra GT delivers the power Midwest City and Edmond drivers need. Test drive one today at AutoMax Hyundai. Feel free to contact us at (888) 974-8847, or stop by our showroom at 551 N. Interstate Dr. in Norman, OK to speak with us in person.