2018 Hyundai Elantra GT vs 2017 Mazda3 in Houston

If you’re searching for a head turning sedan with a dynamic driving experience, the 2017 Mazda3 available at DeMontrond Mazda should top your list. Competition like the 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT try and overthrow the Mazda3 for top vehicle, but the 2017 Mazda3 in Houston prevails. Read along as DeMontrond Mazda shows how the Mazda3 stands out among competition:

2017 Mazda3

2018 Hyundai Elantra GT

Offers remote vehicle starting system

Does not offer a remote starting system

Offers heads-up display which projects speed and other details in the driver’s line of sight

Does not offer a heads-up display

Has more front shoulder room and more rear legroom

Does not provide as much passenger volume as the Mazda3

Available electronically controlled shutters close of airflow and reduce drag to improve highway MPG

Does not offer active grill shutters

For superior ride and handling, the Mazda3 has fully independent front and rear suspensions

The Elantra GT has a rear torsion beam axle, with a semi-independent rear suspension

Optional regenerative brakes improve fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it

Does not offer a regenerative braking system

The Mazda3 2.5’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 184 horsepower and 185 lbs.-ft. torque


The Hyundai Elantra GT’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cylinder produces 162 horsepower and 150 lbs.-ft. torque

The Mazda3 has standard Whiplash Reducing Headrests, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash

The Elantra GT doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system


The Mazda3 has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Mazda3 flat and controlled during cornering

The Elantra GT base model’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar


Interested in finding out even more ways the 2017 Mazda3 in Houston overthrows competition? Stop by DeMontrond Mazda today and speak with a helpful Mazda Associate to find out even more features and for your test-drive!