Compare 2015 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2015 Toyota Corolla

2015 Mazda MAZDA3
2015 Toyota Corolla
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,963 $26,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,816 $24,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,961 $25,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 25 37 $22,814 $23,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,443 $26,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,296 $25,395
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,438 $25,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 26 35 $23,290 $24,345
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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,585 $17,550
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $17,189 $18,565
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,559 $18,965
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $18,208 $19,665
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $21,043 $22,725
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,559 $18,965
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $20,393 $22,025
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,773 $19,195
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,421 $19,895
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $21,255 $22,955
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $16,018 $16,950
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $19,902 $21,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,766
$16,585
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,795
$17,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving small cars, with efficient engines and smooth transmissions that help give it a more premium feel than its price would suggest. The 2015 Toyota Corolla maintains its reputation for low running costs and frugality, but there's not a lot more beyond that, to make this a very appealing lineup.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 41.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 97.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 43.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 9.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2848 2820
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.85
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 4.13
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.6 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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