Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla Comparison


The Mazda3 vs. The Toyota Corolla in Conroe, TX

Are you a Texas driver in the current market for a new compact sedan that delivers high-quality performance and efficiency atop of comfort? You're searching in the right area because our Mazda dealership in Conroe, TX, offers a fantastic selection of Mazda3 models are waiting for their first owner! If you're like many new car buyers who are conducting their vehicle research on their future car lease or purchase, and you are split between the Mazda3 and one of its top competitors, the Toyota Corolla, see below why the Mazda3 is the better buy over the Corolla.

How Does Mazda3 Engine Stack Up Against The Toyota Corolla's?

When it comes to horsepower and performance, the Mazda3 brings everything you could ask for to the roads and highways of Texas, and it surpasses the standard engine options offered by Toyota. The Mazda3 is powered by a 186-horsepower 2.5-Liter SKYACTIV-G 4-cylinder engine, whereas drivers who choose the Toyota Corolla will have the standard 169-horsepower 2.0-Liter 4-cylinder engine. Considering there is more horsepower for the new Mazda3, you can look forward to more pep on the highways during your daily work commute.

The Mazda3 also gives new car buyers the option for the all-wheel-drive which the Corolla does not. Having an all-wheel drivetrain for the Texas driving and weather elements makes for more traction and control when you need it most.

Interior Space and Cargo Capacity


Both the Mazda3 and Toyota offer an array of cloth and leather trim options, however, if you're searching for additional space for your travels, the Mazda3 adds slightly more cargo and legroom for your passengers. The Toyota Corolla provides up to 88.6-cubic feet of passenger space, and the Mazda3 offers 92.8-cubic feet of space for passengers which makes all the difference if you travel with taller friends or family members.

Compact Sedan Technology

If you're looking to keep up with modern day drivers on the highways while having an ample selection of tech amenities at your fingertips, the Mazda3 gives drivers tons of options along with a few standard features that make every commute a breeze. Even the standard trim for the Mazda3 comes with the responsive Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System with the 8.8-inch large center display, HD Radio, Voice Command, Multifunction Commander Control, and Bluetooth hands-free phone, audio streaming capability, and connectivity to your smartphone through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The touchscreen display for the Toyota Corolla is smaller at 7-inches, and though the Corolla offers similar connectivity options, they are not available on the same amount of trims as the Mazda. Plus, reviews reveal that the Mazda Connect™ Infotainment system is more responsive and less laggy.

Safety for the Mazda3 Vs. The Toyota Corolla

The Mazda3 goes above and beyond to provide drivers with advanced safety measures as well as driver-assist features that aid in awareness and readiness on the roads and highways. At a standard trim for the Mazda3, drivers have the included brake assist, rearview camera, and the driver and front passenger knee airbag. The Toyota Corolla does offer similar safety features but does not provide the front passenger knee airbag, and a handful of the driver-assist features are only offered for upper trims of the Corolla.

Test Drive a New Mazda3 in Conroe, TX Today!

We welcome all new sedan buyers to our dealership to explore the many of trims offered by the Mazda3, and we have plenty to pick from including the Mazda3 Hatchback! If you're interested in leasing or financing a new Mazda, feel free to get started now by pre-qualifying on our finance application page, then call our sales team at (877)846.2517 to schedule your road test. We can't wait to get going on your new car search, and we'll see you inside our Mazda showroom on Interstate 45 South!

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