Mazda 3 vs. Hyundai Sonata

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Mazda 3

$433
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Hyundai Sonata

$458
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
Excellent
The Mazda 3 Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 9th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $433 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity of repairs is low while frequency of those issues is average, so major issues are uncommon for the 3.
4
Excellent
The Hyundai Sonata Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 5th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $458 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are lower than other vehicles, so the Sonata is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$433
inexpensive
expensive
$458
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.33
not often
very often
0.27
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
10%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (4)
4 (12)
3 (6)
2 (4)
1
(0)
The Mazda 3 ranks highest in value and ranks lowest in value.
“I've had the car for nearly 3 years and haven't had any issues with it. I've just done normal maintenance and it's been very reliable. It's fun to drive and I get 35mpg on the highway.”
“I've had the car for nearly 3 years and haven't had any issues with it. I've just done normal...”
5 (15)
4 (30)
3 (18)
2 (5)
1 (2)
The Hyundai Sonata ranks highest in interior and ranks lowest in value.
“What a treat it is to drive my Sonata! even after 100000 miles with no minor or major repairs and only scheduled maintainance, my Sonata is as smooth and quiet as the day I took delivery. It's...”
“What a treat it is to drive my Sonata! even after 100000 miles with no minor or major repairs...”