Mazda MAZDA3 vs Toyota Corolla Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
MSRP
$23,145
Invoice
$22,144
Average Price Paid
$21,712
1,652 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Corolla
L
MSRP
$18,700
Invoice
$17,673
Average Price Paid
$16,786
1,260 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
Fair Price
$22,295
Good Price
$21,058
Great Price
$20,350
2019 Toyota Corolla
L
Fair Price
$17,703
Good Price
$16,083
Great Price
$15,156

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,595
74 listings nationwide

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2019 Toyota Corolla
L
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,678
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
Kyree Williams Preview:

The Mazda3 has always stood out among compact vehicles. While competitors were focused on efficiency and maximum space, Mazda’s little compact was more about driving dynamics and good ...

2019 Toyota Corolla
L
Kyree Williams Preview:

The current Toyota Corolla has been on the market since 2014, making it among the oldest compact sedans in the class. That said, Toyota has managed to keep it a competitive option. For...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
40
writes:
Liked this car the best in its class. Better than Sentra, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and others.
Power Ranked 2017 Nissan Sentra S worse.
"Looks better--cool design-"
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Nissan Sentra S better.
"Did not compare."
writes:
Loved the zoom zoom of the sport feature and the look of the car. It is sporty and exciting though not quite e...
Value Ranked 2018 Toyota Corolla LE better.
"Price point for the features included."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Toyota Corolla LE worse.
"I just loved the style and the feel of the car more than the Corolla. The Mazda3 didnt feel as much like an entry level car as compared to the Corolla."
writes:
After test driving a used 2014 GT HB I leased a 2018 GT HB
Handling Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Again the refinements "
Looks/Style Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Basically the same look overall, the 2018 is more refined!"
Value Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"Overall quality has improved and the safety features take it to the next level."
Would Buy Ranked 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 s Grand Touring Hatchback worse.
"better value"
2019 Toyota Corolla
L
No User Reviews

Specs

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring
2019 Toyota Corolla
L
Powertrain 7-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
27 MPG
--
28 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
--
35 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 13.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
184 hp @ 5,700 RPM
132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
185 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
128 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
13:1
13:1
10:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
1,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.5 in x 3.94 in
3.17 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 35.8 in 41.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.4 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 865 lbs
Exterior
Length 180.3 in 183.1 in
Width 70.7 in 69.9 in
Height 57.3 in 57.3 in
Wheelbase 106.3 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2018 Mazda MAZDA3
Grand Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Eternal Blue Mica
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Machine Gray Metallic
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Soul Red Metallic
  • Titanium Flash Mica

Option Packages

  • Premium Equipment Package
  • Appearance Package
  • Mazda Mobile Start
  • Premium Equipment Package
2019 Toyota Corolla
L

Exterior Colors

  • Black Sand Pearl
  • Classic Silver Metallic
  • Slate Metallic
  • Super White

Option Packages

  • Southeast Region Admin Fee
  • TRD Performance Exhaust

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