2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

Finding the right compact car can be difficult. Often cars come with not enough futures, too little power, or both. However, the 2020 Mazda3 is taking the compact car market by storm offering a fresh look, more tech, and luxury features. See exactly what we mean as we take an in-depth look with our 2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla comparison. We’ll discuss power, size, features, and more.

You can see all the new Mazda3 hatchback and sedan models that we have in stock here in Bloomington, IN at Royal South Mazda by clicking the like below. There is a lot to be impressed by in our inventory, but you can also keep reading to learn more about this compact car matchup.

2020 Mazda3


2020 Toyota Corolla

186 Standard Horsepower 139
Standard Keyless Access Available
13.2 Cubic-Feet (Sedan)/20.1 Cubic-Feet (Hatchback) Cargo Room 13.1 Cubic-Feet (Sedan)/17.8 Cubic-Feet (Hatchback)
Available All-Wheel Drive Not Available

Which Sedan is Better: Mazda3 or Corolla?

Under the hood, the 2020 Mazda3 gives you an impressive powertrain. It’s a 2.5-liter powerplant that can output up to 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. This is a lot compared to the standard 139 horsepower and the 126 pound-feet of torque provided by the Corolla standard. The Corolla does have an available powerplant upgrade, but you have to pay a lot more to get there, and you still only get 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.

In terms of features, the 2020 Mazda3 provides keyless access on every trim level making it so you never have to fumble for your keys to get into the driver’s seat. The Mazda3, like the Corolla, is offered as both a sedan and a hatchback, but in either configuration, the Mazda3 provides more cargo room.

Finally, we come to our last point, and it’s a big one. Most compact cars don’t even think about all-wheel drive as an option, leaving you with front-wheel drive as the only choice. The Mazda3 isn’t like that. Almost all trim levels are available with all-wheel drive. Mazda has truly made an impressive compact.