Car review: Hyundai Avante and Mazda 3 Astina are outstanding family sedans

Hyundai Avante (left) and Mazda 3.
Hyundai Avante (left) and Mazda 3.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - Mainstream sedans are typically a bit of a yawn. They are essential for commuting, yet not many can put a smile on your face.

There are exceptions. Two which come to mind are the Hyundai Avante and the Mazda 3 Astina, both in their seventh generation. The Hyundai Avante made it to The Straits Times Car of the Year (COTY) awards in 2020, while the Mazda 3 Astina did so in 2019.

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