2020 MAZDA3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla
2020 MAZDA3 2020 Toyota Corolla
Horsepower
  186 139
Keyless Ignition
  Standard Available on other styles
Sound System
  8 speakers 6 speakers

2020 MAZDA3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

The 2020 Mazda3 was recognized at this year's World Car Awards as the World Car Design of the Year. This fourth-generation sedan received stunning updates last year, so it continues to have an unrelenting style with broad appeal. Because the Mazda3 is classified as a compact car, it makes sense to compare it to other popular vehicles in this class. The Toyota Corolla is a compact car with a decades-long history, and it ventured into its current generation two years ago. How do these two vehicles compare in critical areas?

Design

From your first glance at the 2020 Mazda3, you will understand why its design has been recognized on a global scale. It boasts smooth, flowing elements that undulate beautifully to reflect light from every angle. The front end is notably sporty with a thin lower fascia and a prominent grille outlined with chrome. This accent piece diverges to flow underneath the angled headlights. Some or all of the 2020 Mazda3 trims may have a power moonroof, heated side windows, remote entry, and other equipment. For the 2020 Toyota Corolla, the design has sharper elements that break up its flow. The massive grille sits at the bottom of the front fascia, and it bends back to connect with smaller air vents. The pronged headlights are connected by a thin element that runs over the grille. The sides of the Corolla combine sharp lines with deep contours.

Performance

The Mazda3 is powered by a 2.5-liter Skyactiv®-G gas engine across its four trims for 2020. Front-wheel drive with an automatic transmission and G-Vectoring Control Plus are standard equipment, and this combination produces 186 horsepower. All-wheel drive is also available. In comparison, one of the powertrains available in the 2020 Toyota Corolla is a 2.0-liter engine connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, and this duo delivers 169 horsepower. Another option is a 1.8-liter engine with a continuously variable transmission. This combination gives you 139 horsepower.

Features

The stunning design throughout the Mazda3's exterior flows throughout its sophisticated interior. While this sedan is tech-heavy, it has an uncluttered, airy feel. Some of its features include a Mazda Connect infotainment system, smart device integration, Commander Control, hands-free Bluetooth tech, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, voice commands, and more. The 2020 Toyota Corolla also has a relatively clean interior design, but it approaches this look differently. The media display screen with controls for the sound system, mapping functions, and climate management system are separated from the remainder of the center stack and console. Included features are a climate control system, powered seat adjustments, power windows, and a few other items.

A convenient way to continue your comparison of the Mazda3's trims is to visit Suburban Mazda of Farmington Hills soon. During your visit, one of our Mazda associates can show off the trim differences through a test drive experience.