2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Sedan shopping doesn’t have to be difficult. Even though you’re talking about making a decision that involves tens of thousands of dollars, once you really dig and do the research you’ll come up with results that show just how different some of the top models are. That’s especially true here, so sit back and take a look at our comparison between the 2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Toyota Corolla.

First things first: performance. Drivers of compact cars already know they have to sacrifice a lot when it comes to power under the hood, but the Mazda3 offers drivers more for less. Despite its low MSRP, it can achieve 184 horsepower and 185 lb-ft of torque. That far outdoes the Corolla, which achieves a mere 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque. Ready for more? Take a look at the table below comparing the two similar models.

2018 Mazda3 Touring


2018 Toyota Corolla SE

$21,140 MSRP $20,495
2.5L I4 Engine 1.8L I4
27 city/36 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 28 city/35 hwy mpg
Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Not Available

The Final Verdict

When you consider the very similar fuel efficiency coupled with the much greater power in the Mazda3, it’s not hard to see which of these two comes ahead in regards to performance. Mazda vehicles are crafted to perform at an elite level without sacrificing fuel efficiency. There’s so much more to consider, though. The Mazda3 comes with everything you need to feel totally equipped on the road. A few of the features in the Mazda3 not available in the Corolla include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Remote ignition
  • Front heated seats
  • Driver multi-adjustable power seat
  • Overhead console storage
  • Electrochromic mirror

There are, of course, many more features to be seen in the 2018 Mazda3 that are not available in the Corolla. Interested in seeing the Mazda3 for yourself? Stop by Hall Mazda today to check it out! We have a full lineup of them in our inventory, and we’d love to help you pick your next compact sedan. Give us a call or stop by today!

red 2017.5 Mazda6 parked on a street
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