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2018 Mazda3 near Racine, WI

2018 Mazda3 For Sale Near Racine, WI

Many drivers who are considering the 2018 Mazda3 want to know how it compares to the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. At Russ Darrow Mazda of Milwaukee, we think the 2018 Mazda3 sedans for sale near Racine, WI compete very well with the 2018 Elantras in the area. Here’s why.

More Standard and Available Power

Under the hood, the 2018 Mazda3 offers substantially more “zoom zoom” than the 2018 Hyundai Elantra. The Mazda3’s standard engine alone outperforms both of the Elantra’s engine options, getting 155 horsepower compared to the Elantra’s 128 or 147 horsepower. This doesn’t even account for Mazda’s available engine, which is a 2.5-liter DOHC that gets 184 horsepower.

Not surprisingly, the extra horsepower translates into faster acceleration and a more fun driving experience. Car and Driver tested both sedans to see how quickly they could reach 60 miles per hour from a dead stop. The results are as follows:

  • The Elantra with a 2.0-liter took 8.5 seconds
  • The Elantra with a 1.5-liter turbo took 7.8 seconds
  • The Mazda3 with a standard 2.0-liter took 7.6 seconds
  • The Mazda3 with an available 2.5-liter took 6.8 seconds

Again, the standard engine on the Mazda3 did better than both of the Elantra’s options. The available Mazda 2.5-liter was even better still.

Better NHTSA Safety Ratings

While many drivers expect Mazda to infuse its sedans with more power than Hyundai does, most drivers don’t necessarily expect a Mazda to outperform a Hyundai when it comes to safety. Nevertheless, that’s exactly what the Mazda3 does.

In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s crash tests, which check how well a vehicle holds up in 35-mile-per-hour collisions, the 2018 Mazda3 earned a perfect 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. The 2018 Hyundai Elantra came away with a 4-Star Overall Safety Rating.

One feature that helped the Mazda3 do so well in crash tests is the inclusion of standard Whiplash Reducing Headrests. These specially designed headrests move forward during rear-end collisions in order to help protect the spine and neck. They’re included on all 2018 Mazda3s for sale near Racine, WI, but the 2018 Elantra doesn’t offer them.

Better Base Fuel Efficiency

At the entry level, the Mazda3 also offers slightly better fuel efficiency than the Hyundai Elantra. The 2018 Mazda3 Sport 4-Door Manual sees 28 city and 38 highway miles per gallon. In comparison, the 2018 Elantra Sedan Manual gets 26 cit and 36 highway.

This comparison has to be tempered, for Hyundai offers a fuel-efficient 2018 Elantra Eco that offers better fuel economy. The efficiency gain comes with a major trade-off, though. The Eco’s engine is the 1.5-liter turbo that generates only 128 horsepower.

Moreover, Hyundai offers its own fuel efficiency improvements at higher trims -- and they don’t come with the same sacrifice in power. First, available regenerative brakes capture energy when slowing down to help improve overall fuel economy (and they’re especially effective in city driving). Second, an up-shift light comes on all manual 2018 Mazda3s and helps drivers know when to shift gears based on conditions and power requirements. Again, these features aren’t found on the 2018 Elantra.

See the 2018 Mazda3

If you’ve been considering these two models (or just the 2018 Elantra to this point), test-drive a 2018 Mazda3 that’s for sale near Racine, WI. You can take one for a ride at our dealership on W. Metro Auto Mall Drive in Milwaukee six days a week, and we think your decision will be quite easy afterward.

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  • Features
  • Specs

Features

Features

  • Safety
  • Technology
  • Mechanical
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Comfort

Safety

Safety

Rearview monitor in dash
Cross traffic alert rear
Impact absorbing seats dual front
Autonomous braking
Child safety door locks
Child seat anchors LATCH system
Energy absorbing steering column
Safety brake pedal system
Body side reinforcements side impact door beams
Camera system rearview
Blind spot safety sensor/alert
Impact sensor alert system
Crumple zones front, rear

Airbags

Airbag deactivation occupant sensing passenger
Side airbags front
Front airbags dual
Side curtain airbags front, rear

Security

Power door locks anti-lockout, auto-locking
Anti-theft system engine immobilizer
2-stage unlocking doors

Mirrors

Side mirrors integrated turn signals, heated
Side mirror adjustments power, manual folding

Technology

Mechanical

Interior

Exterior

Comfort

Specs

Awards

Award
Best Car Brand (2018 Model)
- US News

Award
Best Standard Compact (2018 Model)
- Good Housekeeping

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Performance Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Brand Image Awards: Best Styling Brand (2018 Model)
- Kelley Blue Book

Award
Editors Choice Awards: Hatchbacks (2018 Model)
- Car And Driver

Crash-Test Ratings

2018 Mazda Mazda3 5 HB FWD

Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Front Crash Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Crash Overall
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Barrier Overall
N/A
Side Barrier Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star
Side Barrier Passenger
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Pole Driver
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Side Combined Front
N/A
Side Combined Rear
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarFull Star
Rollover
Full StarFull StarFull StarFull StarEmpty Star

Dealership Information

Green Score

EPA Green Score ( California LEV-III SULEV30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

EPA Green Score ( Federal Tier 3 Bin 30 ?
EPA and California-required standards. The names refer to tables of numerical limits for the various air pollutants allowed by the standards.
)

Fuel Type Gasoline
Air Pollution Score ?
The Air Pollution Score is based on the government emission standards for which the vehicle was certified to comply with and reflects vehicle tailpipe emissions that contribute to local and regional air pollution, creating problems such as haze, and health issues.
7
1
7
10
Greenhouse Gas Score ?
This score reflects fuel emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases.
7
1
7
10
Smartway ?
SmartWay is a designation earned by those vehicles that have combined Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores that place them in the top tier (approximately the top 20%) of environmental performers. SmartWay Elite is reserved for the best of the best.
Yes

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Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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There are currently no 2018 Mazda Mazda3 Touring 4dr Hatchback 6A for Sale in inventory

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