2021 Mazda3 vs 2021 Toyota Corolla 

2021 Mazda3 vs 2021 Toyota Corolla

In a world that is leaning increasingly in favor of crossovers, our sedans and hatchbacks will never lose their place in the market. Compact cars like the Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla continue to be beloved for their cost-saving fuel performance and crisp driving dynamics. If you’re in the market for a fun and affordable new car with a roster of features meant to impress, you’ll find it here.

Discover which offers the best overall return for your investment in our comparison of the 2021 Mazda3 vs the 2021 Toyota Corolla. And when you’re through, you can stop in and check out our selection of dependable new models available at the Gwatney Mazda dealership in Memphis, TN.

2021 Mazda3 


2021 Toyota Corolla 

$20,500  Starting MSRP  $19,925 
155 - 250 horsepower  Engine Output  139 - 169 horsepower 
92.8 cubic feet  Passenger Volume  88.6 cubic feet 
Available All-Wheel Drive  Not Available  

Advantages of the 2021 Mazda3 

The comparison table outlines a bigger trend that we see when the 2021 Mazda3 goes head-to-head with market rivals. The Mazda3 manages to score more interior space, more powerful engines, and more available features than the competing 2021 Toyota Corolla compact car. Even the least expensive version of the Mazda3 sedan/hatchback features an 8.8-inch screen, keyless entry, push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, a lane-departure warning, a blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Models higher up the lineup add more creature comforts and conveniences like on-screen navigation, a wireless charging pad, all-wheel drive, the 360-degree monitor, and Mazda’s head-up display. For enhanced performance, the new available turbocharged engine puts out 250 horsepower and a stout 320 lb-ft of torque. Almost all models can be optioned with all-wheel drive, a feature that’s rare for the segment, to say the least.

For more information on the Mazda3 compact car, those in the Memphis area can test drive the lineup when they drop in and visit the team at Gwatney Mazda in Germantown, TN.

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