Compact sedans are one of the most popular vehicles on the market because they’re convenient, efficient and easy to handle. These vehicles are usually marked on the more affordable end of the spectrum, which make compact sedans appealing to small families, commuters and students. Our team here at Serra Toyota has been working on creating an extensive list of comparisons, and our compact sedan list continues to grow. We’re going to compare the 2016 Toyota Corolla to the 2016 Mazda3 4-door to show drivers how the two compare.
It’s important to note these vehicles will be compared at their base models, so the 2016 Toyota Corolla L versus the 2016 Mazda3 4-door i Sport. Both of these vehicles offer a manual transmission option on the base models, but for this comparison we are looking at the automatic transmission trims. The 2016 Corolla L comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission, whereas the 2016 Mazda3 is set with a 6-speed automatic transmission. We’ll point out a few more similarities and differences below to give drivers a better idea of what each vehicle has to offer.
|2016 Toyota Corolla L||VS||2016 Mazda3 4-door i Sport|
|1.8-liter 4-cylinder||Engine||2.0-liter I-4|
|13 cu. ft.||Cargo volume||12.4 cu. ft.|
These compact sedans are marked at comparable prices, and they’re equipped with engines that offer similar performance capabilities. When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2016 Toyota Corolla L gets an estimated 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. The 2016 Mazda3 4-door i Sport is slightly more efficient with 30 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
Both vehicles offer a lot of the same standard features on their base models including cruise control, an outside temperature gauge and voice activated controls. Overall, the 2016 Toyota Corolla does offer more space for passengers and cargo, which makes it more comfortable for everyone involved. A lot of the same safety features are offered on each vehicle including automatic headlights and anti-theft protection. However, the 2016 Toyota Corolla received a higher front crash test rating for the passenger from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2016 Corolla also comes standard with front knee airbags that are not available in the Mazda3.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Corolla are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of an all-new compact sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.