Corolla Takes On the Mazda3

Posted Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 by nhtwpprod

One of the biggest challenges in choosing a new vehicle is deciding between your short list of cars when making a final decision. Los Angeles Toyota dealers offer ginormous deals on the top-selling cars of the year, but it is important to compare your chosen Toyota with other makes and models to make sure that you are getting the car that best suits your needs. Many times these comparisons are similar to comparing apples and oranges, but, in some instances, the vehicles from different brands are quite comparable and it is even difficult to pinpoint one as being better than the other. Today let’s take a look at two similar vehicles and see how the 2015 Toyota Corolla stacks up against the 2015 Mazda Mazda3.


Without any special deals, the Toyota Corolla has lower pricing out of the gate than the Mazda3. Not only will you save money on the purchase price, but the 2015 Toyota Corolla also features a two-year/25,000 mile no-cost scheduled maintenance plan that the Mazda3 does not offer. Both vehicles are fuel-efficient, with four-cylinder engines making them affordable to drive. When comparing purchase costs and routine maintenance, the Corolla definitely comes out on top. Both vehicles are fuel efficient, with four-cylinder engines making them affordable to drive.

Power and Control

At first glance the 2015 Mazda3 comes across as a more powerful vehicle, thanks to having a larger 4-cylinder engine and more horsepower than the Corolla, but power isn’t the whole story when it comes to choosing a car. The Corolla gives drivers the excitement of wheel mounted paddle shifters and Sport Drive Mode. The Sport Drive Mode changes the throttle response and tightens up the suspension for better handling and curve-hugging speed. Each car has its strengths and weaknesses in this area, and, based on these differences, we might call the power and control section a tie between the Corolla and Mazda3.


The Mazda3 is known as an eye-catching sporty little ride, while the Corolla is generally considered a more “practical” car, but that has changed for the Corolla, with the new design in 2015. With different trim grade options and standard updated features, it’s easy to see that the Corolla is also an eye-catching and sporty little ride. With LED headlights, Toyota Entune Infotainment, and 8 standard airbags, the Corolla edges ahead of the competitor in appearance and safety.

When visiting Los Angeles Toyota dealers and shopping their ginormous selection, take a few moments to appreciate the 2015 Toyota Corolla. If you are looking for a compact car that offers plenty of space and comfort, as well as performance and a sleek new look, you don’t need to look any further. While it can be difficult to directly compare two vehicles and determine a winner, in the case of the 2015 Mazda3 and 2015 Corolla there is a clear winner. The 2015 Toyota Corolla is more than just a nice looking car; it’s affordable and safe, as well as fun to drive—meaning you should head to North Hollywood Toyota and test drive one today!