Compact cars are perfect for drivers who want to ride in style at an affordable price. Currently available at Henderson area Mazda dealers, the 2020 Mazda3 remains one of the segment’s best options. It’s stylish, comfortable, and fun to drive. A newly standard i-Activsense safety package makes the Mazda3 even more rewarding. Some car shoppers may also be considering the 2020 Toyota Corolla. Let’s find out which model wins this head-to-head comparison.
Very few cars in the class can rival the Mazda3’s precise handling. While the redesigned Toyota Corolla delivers a better driving experience than before, don’t expect it to feel as sporty as the Mazda3. G-Vectoring Control Plus is standard on the Mazda3. When taking corners, this feature applies light braking force to the outer wheels to enhance agility. It also shifts the car’s weight forward to improve grip. Furthermore, only the Mazda3 offers all-wheel drive.
Both of these compact cars provide excellent impact protection. Like the 2020 Mazda3, the 2020 Toyota Corolla received an NHTSA five-star overall safety rating. However, only the Mazda3 provides Driver Attention Warning. If the system detects signs of driving fatigue, it will warn you to pull over.
Although the 2020 Toyota Corolla’s styling has improved drastically, it can’t match the Mazda3’s curb appeal. Mazda’s “Soul of Motion” design language gives the Mazda3 a remarkably sleek look. You can also take advantage of the Mazda3’s premium paint options, including Soul Red Crystal Metallic and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.
If you crave more luxury, the new Mazda3 is a step ahead of the Toyota Corolla. Available leather upholstery gives the Mazda3's cabin an exceptionally plush feel. You can’t get this premium interior material on the Corolla.
As you can see, the 2020 Mazda3 beats the 2020 Toyota Corolla in several key categories. It packs more performance and offers a number of exclusive features.