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2020 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla

2021 Toyota
Corolla

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MSRP*
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$21,500 to $27,900
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$19,925 to $28,210
Invoice* $20,565 to $26,679 $18,830 to $26,119
MPG - City 25 - 27 29 - 31
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 36 - 40
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Mazda Mazda3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Corolla with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda Mazda3 as you will with the Toyota Corolla, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Mazda Mazda3 or the Toyota Corolla, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mazda Mazda3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Toyota Corolla.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Toyota Corolla. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda3 as you will in the Toyota Corolla.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Corolla.