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2020 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

New 2020 Mazda Mazda3

2020 Mazda
Mazda3

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New 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid

2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$21,500 to $27,900
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$23,500
Invoice* $20,565 to $26,679 $21,760
MPG - City 25 - 27 53
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 N/A
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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. The Mazda Mazda3 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). The Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. 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 Hybrid.

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

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 Hybrid.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda3 as you will in the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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