2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

2018 Mazda3 2018 Toyota Corolla side by side

In order to make absolutely sure that you are getting the perfect compact sedan that fits the price point and features you're looking for, we have put together an in-depth comparison to see how the all new model of Mazda3 matches up with the newest model of Toyota compact sedan. Keep reading to see how the two models stack up against each other in this 2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Toyota Corolla comparison.

In order to guarantee you are getting a completely fair, impartial comparison between the two sedans, we will be comparing the base trim for both vehicles, which are the closest to each other in terms of both price and features. For both the Mazda3 and the Corolla, this is the 4-door sedan model.

You can check out how the two models look in this picture, and if you are interested in how these two match up with more detailed specifications, you can continue reading below. If you live or work in the Johnson City area, and are already considering buying a new 2018 Mazda3, check out our latest inventory of the Mazda3 by clicking the link below.

2018 Mazda3


2018 Toyota Corolla

155 hp, 2.0L Engine 132 hp, 1.8L
38 mpg Highway Gas Mileage 36 mpg
Standard Panic Alarm Not Available
Available Park Assist Not Available

Which Compact Sedan is Right for You?

When looking at a direct comparison like the one above, it is completely obvious. The 2018 Mazda3 is the more powerful, more efficient, more secure and more convenient vehicle of the two, hands-down. Let's look at the specifics of why the Mazda3 reigns supreme over the Toyota Corolla.

The engine in the 2018 Mazda3 far more powerful, at an impressive 155 horsepower, compared to 132 hp for the 2018 Toyota Corolla. Typically, this large increase in power means sacrificing some fuel efficiency in return. However, this is definitely not the case with the Mazda3. Even with the more powerful engine, the Mazda3 somehow manages to get 2 more miles to each gallon than the 2018 Corolla. While this may seem like a small difference, this could potentially save thousands of dollars over a car's lifetime.

The panic alarm is an absolute necessity in keeping your vehicle secure. The fact that this feature is standard in the Mazda3, and not available in the Corolla, definitely means that the 2018 Mazda3 is the more secure vehicle. Additionally, while a feature like park assist may seem like an unnecessary add on for some, it is often an underestimated convenience that is incredibly useful, and an available feature on the Mazda3.

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