Compare 2014 Toyota Corolla vs 2014 Mazda MAZDA3

2014 Toyota Corolla
2014 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 28 37 $15,876 $16,800
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 27 36 $16,443 $17,400
4-Door Sedan CVT LE 29 38 $16,944 $18,300
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO 30 42 $17,314 $18,700
4-Door Sedan CVT LE Plus 29 38 $17,314 $18,700
4-Door Sedan CVT S 29 37 $17,592 $19,000
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Plus 30 40 $17,962 $19,400
4-Door Sedan CVT LE Premium 29 38 $17,963 $19,400
4-Door Sedan CVT S Plus 29 37 $18,240 $19,700
4-Door Sedan CVT LE ECO Premium 30 40 $18,611 $20,100
4-Door Sedan CVT S Premium 29 37 $18,889 $20,400
4-Door Sedan Manual S Plus 28 37 $19,722 $21,300
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,876
$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,800
$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$282 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota Corolla keeps its frugal, responsible core but adds a lot more verve. The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.5 96.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
43.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.6 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.6 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65SR15 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2800 2781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
390 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 100
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 155 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 41
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.95
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Corolla Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 (Est) 5.5
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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