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Fontana Mazda Shoppers Compare

Fontana Mazda Shoppers Compare
The 2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

The 2020 Mazda3 is a compact car that comes in sedan and hatchback body styles. The Mazda 3 excites Fontana Mazda shoppers with its beautiful exterior styling, upscale interior and unparalleled driving dynamics. This is a vehicle that is truly fun to drive. The 2020 Toyota Corolla competes with the Mazda3. Like the Mazda, it’s offered in sedan and hatchback variants. Some buyers who are considering buying the Toyota Corolla may also be thinking about purchasing the Mazda3, so we provide this head-to-head comparison. Read on to learn which model will come out ahead.
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The Mazda3 Performance vs Corolla Performance

The Toyota Corolla has a choice of two gasoline engines, a 1.8-liter four-cylinder that makes 139 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 169 hp and 151 lb-ft. According to the Mazda dealer near Fontana, the Mazda3 is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that’s more powerful than either of the Corolla’s engines, with 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. The Mazda3 Premium trim hatchback model with front-wheel drive can get a six-speed manual transmission. The Mazda3 is one of the few cars that offer a manual transmission, something you won’t find on the Toyota Corolla.
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Compare Handling and Drive Line

All-wheel Drive
The Mazda3 has an optional all-wheel drive to provide traction on slippery road surfaces, such as roads that are covered with ice and snow. The Toyota Corolla doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

Handling
The Toyota Corolla handles well, but not nearly as well as the Mazda3. The Mazda3 has engaging and sporty handling that allows it to carve curvy roads effortlessly. The Mazda3 features G-Vectoring Control Plus, which applies light braking force when the Mazda3 corners, shifting the vehicle’s weight forward to provide more traction. The Toyota Corolla doesn’t have a similar system.

Exterior Styling
While Toyota has made some progress transforming the Corolla from its econobox origins, its styling doesn’t come anywhere near the level of the Mazda3.

Passenger Space
The Mazda3 has more room for passengers to stretch out and stay comfortable, with a total passenger volume of 92.8 cubic feet. The Corolla only provides 88.6 cubic feet of passenger space. The Mazda 3 sedan has .2 inches more rear headroom, .3 inches more rear legroom, 1.6 inches more front hip room, .9 inches more front shoulder room, and 7 inches more rear hip room than the Corolla.

Cargo Space
The 2020 Mazda3 sedan and the 2020 Toyota Corolla sedan are about evenly matched when it comes to cargo space. The Mazda3 sedan has 13.2 cubic feet of space in the trunk, while the Toyota Corolla has 13.1 cubic feet. When we compare the two hatchback variants, the difference is more pronounced, with the Mazda3 hatchback providing 2.3 cubic feet more space than the Corolla.

Safety
The Mazda3 offers several safety features that are unavailable on the Toyota Corolla, including Rear Smart Brake Support, an available 360-Degree Monitor, and a cross-path warning system. The Last

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While the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a good compact car that many people like, it just doesn’t measure up to the 2020 Mazda3. The Mazda3 has a more powerful engine, offers a manual transmission and all-wheel drive, provides better handling, has more room for passengers and cargo, and gets safety features that aren’t available on the Corolla.