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Hyundai Elantra vs. Mazda Mazda3 Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Elantras, 6.2 months of data per Elantra, average 8600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2016 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Mazda3s, 4.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 3900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Mazda Mazda3 10
2.38095238095% 2.38095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  80 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 11200 miles

 

2014 Hyundai Elantra 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 Elantras, 10.2 months of data per Elantra, average 18900 miles
2014 Mazda Mazda3 18
19.7142857143% 19.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  93 Mazda3s, 10.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 22300 miles

Redesigned.

 

2013 Hyundai Elantra 25
27.8325123153% 27.8325123153% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Elantras, 9.9 months of data per Elantra, average 35100 miles
2013 Mazda Mazda3 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 35100 miles
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 32000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Hyundai Elantra 25
24.6543778802% 24.6543778802% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  36 Elantras, 9.4 months of data per Elantra, average 65100 miles
2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 43900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  80 Mazda3s, 9.0 months of data per Mazda3, average 47600 miles

 

2011 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Elantras, 9.5 months of data per Elantra, average 65200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2011 Mazda Mazda3 14
0.793650793651% 0.793650793651% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 50800 miles

 

2010 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  18 Elantras, 11.1 months of data per Elantra, average 70900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2010 Mazda Mazda3 19
6.41025641026% 6.41025641026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  84 Mazda3s, 9.8 months of data per Mazda3, average 68200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.5 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 71100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2009 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Elantras, 10.1 months of data per Elantra, average 73500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2009 Mazda Mazda3 34
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Mazda3s, 10.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 86600 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 11.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 67900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Hyundai Elantra 20
0.549450549451% 0.549450549451% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Elantras, 10.6 months of data per Elantra, average 87500 miles
2008 Mazda Mazda3 66
51.0989010989% 51.0989010989% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Mazda3s, 10.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 93000 miles

 

2007 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Elantras, 9.7 months of data per Elantra, average 95000 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 MazdaSpeed3s, 11.2 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 79300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda Mazda3 61
37.6513317191% 37.6513317191% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 106500 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.

 

2006 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Elantras, 9.3 months of data per Elantra, average 118200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2006 Mazda Mazda3 67
48.1818181818% 48.1818181818% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 113000 miles

 

2005 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Elantras, 8.9 months of data per Elantra, average 135000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Mazda Mazda3 90
55.3304904051% 55.3304904051% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Mazda3s, 9.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 121000 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Mazda3s, 8.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 120500 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Hyundai Elantra   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 Elantras, 8.8 months of data per Elantra, average 101600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra

2015 Hyundai Elantra Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
With no spare, I'm not sure what will happen when I have a flat halfway between Barstow and Blythe. full 2013 Hyundai Elantra review
2012 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
This car has not had to be repaired yet, and the warranty gives me great peace of mind. full 2012 Hyundai Elantra review
2015 Hyundai Elantra Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan 148-horsepower 1.8L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Very high rating, superb warranty, and the free rodaside assistance is great! full 2013 Hyundai Elantra review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It was neck and neck between the Mazda3 and the MINI COOPER. I had my heart set on the MINI, but reliability was the deciding factor. I spent countless hours researching vehicles over the last several months and was very dismayed at all the mechanical issues that plague the MINI. On the other hand the Mazda3 seems to be very much trouble free. I really wanted a MINI, but I knew its 'cool' fun to drive personality wouldn't be enough to overcome the reliability headaches I could expect. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review