Henderson Mazda Shoppers Compare

Henderson Mazda Shoppers Compare
The 2020 Mazda3 vs 2020 Toyota Corolla

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.

Driving Dynamics

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.

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The Mazda3 Performance vs Corolla Performance

Expect the 2020 Mazda3 to deliver more responsive performance. Every trim comes standard with a 2.5-liter, SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine. According to the Mazda dealer near Henderson, this powerplant cranks out a satisfying 186 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque. A smaller 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine comes standard on the 2020 Toyota Corolla, and it only develops 139 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. When test driving the new Mazda3, you’ll immediately notice its stronger acceleration. Although the Corolla does offer an engine upgrade, the total output is just 169 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.
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Mazda3 Features vs Corolla's Features

There’s a good amount of standard equipment on the Toyota Corolla. However, you’ll find the Mazda3’s list of standard features to be even more impressive. While the Mazda3 comes standard with an 8.8-inch infotainment display, the Corolla has a smaller 7.0-inch display. Music listeners will also appreciate the Mazda3’s standard eight-speaker audio system, which outclasses the Toyota Corolla’s six-speaker stereo. Designed to project your speed and other driving information onto the lower windshield, Mazda’s available Active Driving Display isn’t even offered on the Corolla.


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.