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2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla

The Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla are natural and fierce rivals in the compact sedan class of the automotive industry. There are quite a few similarities between the two models. However, for the new model year, Mazda has revised the powertrain equipment for the 2018 Mazda3, added collision avoidance systems to more trims and shuffled what additional equipment packages are available. A comparison of the 2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla very clearly illustrates why people ready for an affordable, well-equipped compact sedan should visit the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown to take a closer look today. The current Mazda3 available in the showroom makes more power and gets better fuel economy scores than its Toyota rival. You can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Mazda3 by calling, 833-241-6312.

One of the areas where customers are likely to see a noticeable difference between the 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Toyota Corolla is the quality of the materials to build the passenger cabin. Both vehicles offer a strong value for buyers, however, independent reviews have almost nothing but good things to say about inside of the current Mazda3. They particularly like how plastic elements have been textured and how many surfaces are covered with a soft-touch material. Conversely, the 2018 Corolla was taken to task for using hard plastic in a lot of common touch points. From a practical standpoint, the 2018 Mazda3 also gains praise for offering plenty of storage for every-day-carry items like smartphones, sunglasses and water bottles. The same reviewers pointed out some of these convenience features are lacking in the Corolla.


2018 Mazda3


2018 Toyota Corolla

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 1.8-L, 4-Cyl.
155/150 Horsepower/Torque 132/128
Six-speed Auto Transmission Six-speed Manual
28/37 Fuel Economy 27/35


Performance Specs

Buyers visiting the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom will have a pair of engines to choose from when they are picking out the 2018 Mazda3. The entry-level Sport trim utilizes the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine and will make 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Grand Touring models of the compact sedan employ a larger 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that will produce up to 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard equipment, but a six-speed automatic gear-changer can also be chosen. The 2018 Toyota Corolla only offers a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine with either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission. Most trim grades have a peak output of 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, the 2018 Mazda3 makes a strong case to beat out the 2018 Toyota Corolla in terms of fuel economy. A base version of the Mazda3 will record up to 25 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. Corresponding versions of the 2018 Corolla offer Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores under that of the Mazda3, even though they make less power.



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