Compare 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Mazda MAZDA3
2016 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 $22,576 $23,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,083 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $20,185 $21,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,678 $25,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,723 $24,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,571 $22,545
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,081 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $19,183 $20,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,673 $24,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,856 $21,795
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,389 $25,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $17,748 $18,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,851 $20,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,343 $25,445
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4-Door Sedan Automatic L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,916 $17,900
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $17,347 $18,735
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $18,365 $19,835
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $21,199 $22,895
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,717 $19,135
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $20,550 $22,195
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,930 $19,365
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,578 $20,065
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $21,413 $23,125
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CVT S w/Special Edition Pkg 29 37 $19,106 $20,635
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $16,349 $17,300
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $20,059 $21,665

Pricing

Invoice Price

$22,576
$16,916

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$23,595
$17,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$393 / month
$298 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
7.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving and best-looking small cars, with a more premium feel than its (now even lower) price might suggest. The 2016 Toyota Corolla continues to offer reliable, inexpensive transportation—with a bit of flair and new, easy-to-use infotainment systems.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

30 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

41 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.2 60.3

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.1 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

180.3 182.6

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.4 13

Brakes

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 -

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

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

Front Tire Size

P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/60HR16 P195/65SR15

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2930 2820

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 6.5 15 X 6

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front 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

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

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

34 31 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

41 36 (Est)

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

30 27 (Est)

Transmission

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

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 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda Mazda3 Toyota Corolla

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Front

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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