2018 Mazda CX-3 vs Hyundai Elantra GT: What’s Your Pick?

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If you have to decide between the all-new Mazda CX-3 and the upcoming Hyundai Elantra GT, which would you pick? The former is viewed as a Mazda3 on stilts whereas the latter is tipped to be the ultimate daily hatchback.

Hyundai has confirmed that the Elantra GT will be priced from $20,235 and this is for the base model that relies on a 2L 4-cylinder engine. The mill can develop 161hp and this is certainly more than what the CX-3 is capable of.

Despite being just a base model, the Elantra GT brags more cabin space than the CX-3. It is also loaded with a number of features and the list includes keyless entry, heated side mirrors, rearview camera, cross-traffic alert, 17inch alloy wheels, 8inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

For that amount of money, you will get lesser power from the Mazda CX-3 and you will also miss out on AWD. The all-wheel CX-3 demands a couple of thousands more thus putting it out of the Elantra GT’s price point.

In figures, the CX-3 is capable of offering 146hp and 146ft-lbs of torque from a 2L 4-cylinder engine. Based on these alone, it is perhaps wise to pick the Elantra GT over the CX-3.