Comparative Automotive Research has identified no less than 41 advantages that the Mazda Mazda3 HB has over the Hyundai Veloster HB.
|Mazda Mazda3 HB|
|Hyundai Veloster HB|
The standard engine in the MAZDA3 HB is larger than the standard engine in the Veloster HB, as detailed below by trim:
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring||2.0L I4|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring||2.0L I4|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring||2.5L I4|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring||2.5L I4|
|Veloster HB||1.6L I4|
The standard engines in the MAZDA3 HB are more powerful than those in the Veloster HB, as detailed by trim and engine below:
|Horsepower (SAE net)|
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring 2.0L I4||155 HP|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring 2.0L I4||155 HP|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring 2.5L I4||167 HP|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring 2.5L I4||167 HP|
|Veloster HB||138 HP|
The MAZDA3 HB's engines reach maximum power at lower RPM's than the Veloster HB's engines, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|RPM's to Peak Torque||RPM's to Peak HP|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring 2.5L I4||4000||6000|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring 2.0L I4||4100||6000|
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring 2.0L I4||4100||6000|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring 2.5L I4||4000||6000|
The standard engines in the MAZDA3 HB have more torque (low-end power) than those in the Veloster HB, as detailed by trim and engine below:
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring 2.0L I4||148 lb-ft|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring 2.0L I4||148 lb-ft|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring 2.5L I4||168 lb-ft|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring 2.5L I4||168 lb-ft|
|Veloster HB||123 lb-ft|
The MAZDA3 HB has a larger engine displacement than the Veloster HB. Engines with larger displacements can produce more power, with less stress, reducing wear and prolonging engine life. Details by engine below:
|MAZDA3 HB 2.0L I4||1998 cc|
|MAZDA3 HB 2.5L I4||2489 cc|
|Veloster HB||1591 cc|
The MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring has a Standard manually interactive automatic transmission. This type of automatic transmission gives the driver complete gear control, like a manually-shifted transmission, but without the inconvenient clutch. The type of transmission is Optional in the Veloster HB.Economy
Fuel Economy and Emissions
The MAZDA3 HB has a larger fuel tank than the Veloster HB, which may give it a greater range before having to stop to refuel, as detailed below:
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring||14.5 gal.|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring||14.5 gal.|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring||15.9 gal.|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring||15.9 gal.|
|Veloster HB||13.2 gal.|
The MAZDA3 HB gets more miles from a tank of fuel than the Veloster HB, as detailed below by trim and engine:
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring 2.0L I4||464 mi.|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring 2.0L I4||449.5 mi.|
|Veloster HB||422.4 mi.|
Both the MAZDA3 HB and the Veloster HB feature Standard driver and passenger air bags.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, lap and shoulder belts (3-point restraints) together are 10% safer than lap belts alone, protecting the passenger from head injury and preventing internal injuries more common with lap belts alone. The MAZDA3 HB provides Standard 3-point restraints for the passenger in the rear center seating positions while a 3-point center belt is is Not Available in the Veloster HB.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, heavier vehicles are safer in collisions and less affected by crosswinds than lighter vehicles. The MAZDA3 HB is heavier than the Veloster HB, shown below by trim level and transmission type:
|Curb Weight MT||Curb Weight AT|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring||3048 lbs.||3,104 lbs.|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring||2896 lbs.||2,969 lbs.|
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring||-||2,969 lbs.|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring||3048 lbs.||3,104 lbs.|
|Veloster HB||2584 lbs.||2,657 lbs.|
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, longer vehicles can protect you better in both single and multiple-vehicle crashes because they have longer crumple zones, which can reduce damage to the internal safety cage and spread the crash forces. The MAZDA3 HB is longer than the Veloster HB, 177.4 in. vs. 166.1 in.
The MAZDA3 HB is equipped with Standard FWD.
The MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring) has Optional cornering lights, which are activated with the turn signals, to provide additional lighting in the direction the vehicle is turning. These lights are Not Available on the Veloster HB.
Fog lights are Standard on the MAZDA3 HB (s Grand Touring, s Touring) but they are Optional on the Veloster HB. Fog lights are very effective at improving visibility in foggy and other difficult driving situations.
High intensity discharge (HID) headlights are Optional on the MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring) but Not Available Veloster HB. HID headlights offer several advantages - increased visibility due to significantly brighter light, longer lasting/more durable bulbs and much lower energy use.
The MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring) has Optional rain-sensing windshield wipers that are activated by rain or moisture on the windshield. This type of wiper is Not Available on the Veloster HB.Capacities
The MAZDA3 HB has more passenger volume than the Veloster HB, 94.6 cu. ft. vs. 89.8 cu. ft.
The MAZDA3 HB has a greater standard seating capacity, with room for 5 passengers. The Veloster HB can only accommodate 4 passengers.
The MAZDA3 HB has more interior space than the Veloster HB in the following areas:
|Hip Room, Front||Head Room, Rear||Leg Room, Rear|
|MAZDA3 HB s Grand Touring||53.7 in.||37.7 in.||36.2 in.|
|MAZDA3 HB i Touring||53.7 in.||38.0 in.||36.2 in.|
|MAZDA3 HB i Grand Touring||53.7 in.||37.7 in.||36.2 in.|
|MAZDA3 HB s Touring||53.7 in.||37.7 in.||36.2 in.|
|Veloster HB||53.2 in.||35.3 in.||31.7 in.|
The MAZDA3 HB has 17.0 cu. ft. of cargo volume compared to 15.5 cu. ft. in the Veloster HB. The additional cargo space means more room to store and transport packages, luggage, etc.
The MAZDA3 HB features a Standard second row folding seat for increased cargo space. A second row folding seat is Not Available in the Veloster HB.Suspension and Handling
The MAZDA3 HB is narrower than the Veloster HB, 69.1 in. vs. 70.5 in., so it will be easier to maneuver and park, especially in tight parking spaces.Advantages
With a Standard multi-adjustable power driver seat, the MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring) lets drivers customize their seating position for maximum comfort and performance. This type of seat is Not Available in the Veloster HB.
A heated front seat is Standard in the MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring), providing additional comfort in very cold weather. This feature is Not Available in the Veloster HB.
Leather seating is a much sought after feature for new car buyers, offering exceptional luxury and style, superior comfort, ease of maintenance and improved resale value. Leather seating is Standard in the MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring) but is Not Available in the Veloster HB.
The MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring) features a Standard navigational aid system, providing maps, driving directions and location assistance. A navigation system is Optional in the Veloster HB.
The MAZDA3 HB (s Grand Touring, s Touring) has a Standard automatic climate control system. The system controls the temperature, fan speed, and vents to maintain a consistent environment within the passenger compartment. Automatic climate control is Not Available in the Veloster HB.
With a Standard power sunroof, a touch of a button is all MAZDA3 HB (i Grand Touring, s Grand Touring, s Touring) owners need to let the sun or the stars shine in. In contrast, bringing in the great outdoors will be more difficult in the Veloster HB as a power sunroof is Optional.
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