2020 Toyota Corolla vs 2020 Mazda3

Driving in big cities can be frustrating. Between the heavy traffic, tight parking spots and crazy drivers, there’s a lot that city drivers face every day. That is why many of them choose to drive compact sedans. These vehicles are perfect for navigating the city streets. One popular compact sedan choice is the 2020 Toyota Corolla. This sedan is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine with Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence. This engine delivers up to 139 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. Another engine option is a 2.0L four-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine with Valvematic technology. This engine delivers up to 169 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.

However, there are many popular choices for compact sedans in the market. One competitor of the 2020 Toyota Corolla is the 2020 Mazda3. This sedan comes with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L DOHC four-cylinder engine with VVT. This engine gets up to 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. To help you decide between these two compact sedans, we are going to do a comparison. We are going to focus on starting MSRP, fuel economy, cargo space and seating capacity. Check out the chart below to see how they compare.

2020 Toyota Corolla


2020 Mazda3


Starting MSRP $21,500

30 / 38 / 33 mpg

Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 26 / 35 / 30 mpg
13.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 13.2 cubic feet
5 passengers Seating Capacity 5 passengers


2020 Toyota Corolla Safety Features

As you can see above, these sedans both have advantages against the other. The 2020 Mazda3 has slightly more cargo space while the 2020 Toyota Corolla has a lower starting MSRP and higher fuel economy. However, both compact can seat up to five passengers. As you decide on which sedan is the best option for your personal needs, here are the safety features of the 2020 Toyota Corolla:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Lane Tracing Assist
  • Road Sign Assist

If you are interested in the 2020 Toyota Corolla, schedule a test drive at Hesser Toyota today. Feel free to contact us if you would like more information about this model.

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