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Mazda 3 vs. Hyundai Sonata

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Mazda 3

$433
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Hyundai Sonata

$438
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Mazda 3 Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $433 which means it has excellent ownership costs. The severity and frequency of repairs are both much lower than other vehicles, so the 3 is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
1
2
Group 4
Group 4
Excellent
The Hyundai Sonata Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 24 for midsize cars. The average annual repair cost is $438 which means it has excellent ownership costs. Repairs are less severe than average, and the frequency of these issues is average, so major repairs are not common for the Sonata.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$433
inexpensive
expensive
$438
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.26
not often
very often
0.36
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
8%
not urgent
urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (4)
4 (11)
3 (6)
2 (4)
1
(0)
The Mazda Mazda3 ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in heating.
“Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile tires, while good looking, make the ride a tad rough. I know it's a sporty little wagon but you defini...”
“Loved this little car. Only complaints were that air conditioning was weak and the low profile ti...”
5 (15)
4 (29)
3 (17)
2 (5)
1
(0)
The Hyundai Sonata ranks highest in engine and ranks lowest in body.
“I dont know how people can label this as a safety car. Look at these posts from people talking about rust, corrosion 1 -> https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/Discussion-c2201_ds401649?fieldErrors[%27body...”
“I dont know how people can label this as a safety car. Look at these posts from people talking ab...”
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