2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

Are you on the hunt for a new compact car? Then you are likely looking at a few models. The Corolla is often a common choice but is it the right choice? We submit that it is not, and we are prepared to back up that claim with our 2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla comparison. From the drivetrain and the power to the features and the options, the Mazda3 simply outshines the Corolla. Even in the looks department, the Mazda3 is simply a cut above the rest.

The link below will take you to the new inventory of Mazda3 models that we have here at Mazda Direct Sales in Fostoria, OH. Otherwise, just keep reading to learn more about how the Mazda3 compares to the current Corolla model.

2020 Mazda3


2020 Toyota Corolla


All-Wheel Drive

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Standard Horsepower


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Keyless Access


Sedan and Hatchback

Body Styles

Sedan and Hatchback


Which is Better: Mazda3 or Corolla?

One of the first major points that the Mazda3 beats the Corolla with is all-wheel drive. Most brands don’t give their compact cars all-wheel drive, but they should. All-wheel drive gives you great control, especially in poor driving conditions. Mazda bestowed nearly all Mazda3 models with the option for all-wheel drive.

To power that all-wheel-drive system (and the front-wheel-drive system for that matter), the Mazda3 puts a 2.5-liter engine under the hood that’s capable of 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The Corolla only gives you 139 horsepower. If you want to upgrade to one of the higher trims, then you can get a 169-horsepower engine in the Corolla, which still falls far short of the specs that come standard on every Mazda3.

When it comes to features, the Mazda3 looks out for you. Not only does it come with keyless access standard, but it also includes smart brake support, lane departure warning, radar cruise control, high beam control, driver attention alert, and more all standard. Lastly, like the Corolla, the Mazda3 also comes in both sedan and hatchback body style options.

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