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2018 Mazda3 5-Door vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

The Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla have been facing off in the compact sedan class of the automotive industry for several years. However, Mazda was able to keep a distinct advantage over its chief competitor. That dynamic has changed, but a comparison between the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback will illustrate how the new hatchback inventory at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown remains one of the best in the industry. The 2018 Mazda3 5-Door offers a distinct advantage over the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback in several key areas. In the rare instance where the new Corolla model might take the lead, the Mazda3 5-Door has an available upgrade to erase that gap.

Gwatney Mazda of Germantown customers can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Mazda3 today by calling, 833-733-9225.

Hatchbacks, like the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door, have become indispensable members of any automaker’s roster because of the enhanced flexibility these platforms offer to drivers and passengers. One key area where the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door is able to demonstrate a very clear lead over the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback is cargo volume. Both vehicles have a maximum seating capacity for up to five passengers, though the Mazda hatchback offers more maximum leg room than its Toyota competitor. This lead extends to the cargo dimensions of the Mazda3 5-Door as well. When the rear seats of the 2018 Mazda3 are occupied, there is still 20.2 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use, compared to 18 cubic-feet in the Corolla Hatchback. Additionally, the Mazda3 can be configured to offer up to 47.1 cubic-feet – more than double the maximum from the Corolla Hatchback.


2018 Mazda3


2019 Corolla Hatchback

2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
155/150 Horsepower/Torque 168/151
27/37 Fuel Economy 28/37
47.1 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 23.3 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Mazda has equipped the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door to be a strong performer in a densely-packed automotive industry segment. The standard powertrain is the SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed manual transmission, making 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. Toyota Corolla Hatchback owners will get a similar 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission. It does make a bit more power than the SKYACTIV®-G engine, but not by much.

However, Gwatney Mazda customers can opt for Touring or Grand Touring trims which places the standard engine with a larger four-cylinder power plant that can make up to 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Toyota doesn’t have a more powerful engine option for the Corolla Hatchback.



A photo of the steering wheel and gauge cluster in the 2018 Mazda3 5-Door.
An interior photo of the front seats in the 2018 Mazda3.
A rear left quarter photo of the 2018 Mazda3 hatchback.
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