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2021 Hyundai Elantra
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2021 Mazda 3 Sedan
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2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Overview

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 33 MPG
Hwy: 43 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 28 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 23 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
13.2 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
14.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
13.2 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
53.7 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Inline-4 Gas
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
147 hp @ 6200 rpm
155 hp @ 6000 rpm
228 hp @ 4700 rpm
Torque
132 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm
150 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Transmission
Continuously Variable Automatic (CVT)
6-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
2,868 lbs
3,071 lbs
3,133 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
37 MPG
31 MPG
26 MPG
City
33 MPG
28 MPG
23 MPG
Highway
43 MPG
36 MPG
30 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 Tons/yr
5.6 Tons/yr
6.9 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
14 gallons
13.2 gallons
13.2 gallons
Cruising Range City
462 miles
369.6 miles
303.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
602 miles
475.2 miles
396 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.1 in
183.5 in
168 in
Height
55.7 in
56.9 in
57.8 in
Max Width
71.9 in
70.7 in
70.8 in
Front Width
62.7 in
61.7 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
62.8 in
62.2 in
59.7 in
Wheelbase
107.1 in
107.3 in
103.6 in
Ground Clearance
5.3 in
5.5 in
5.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42.3 in
42.3 in
41.2 in
Front Seat Headroom
40.6 in
38 in
38.4 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.5 in
55.7 in
55.9 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.4 in
54.6 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
38 in
35.1 in
35.6 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.3 in
37.3 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
53.5 in
53.9 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
50.5 in
50.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
14.2 ft³
13.2 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
N/A
N/A
17.4 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
N/A
53.7 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
17.7 ft
34.8 ft
35.8 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
15" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
18" x 7.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Torsion Beam
Torsion Beam
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P195/65TR15
P205/60HR16
P225/40HR18
Rear Tire
P195/65TR15
P205/60HR16
P225/40HR18
Spare Tire
Compact
Compact
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Electric Shadow
  • Fluid Metal
  • Intense Blue
  • Phantom Black
  • Portofino Gray
  • Quartz White
  • Scarlet Red Pearl
  • Shimmering Silver Pearl
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Dark Iron Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Pure White
  • Tornado Red

Optional Exterior Colors

Calypso Red
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Medium Gray, Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Black, Cloth Seat Trim
  • Titan Black w/Clark Plaid, Cloth Seating Surfaces

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available
Not Available

Comfort

Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Not Available
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Not Available
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Not Available
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
7 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
7 Years / 100,000 Miles
Drivetrain
10 Years / 100,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
2 Years / 20,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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