The Toyota Corolla and the Mazda3 are two of the most popular sedans on the market, but which one is better for you? The 2016 Toyota Corolla is quickly becoming one of the most popular Corollas yet, but how does it compare to similar compact sedans on the market? The Corolla is backed by Toyotas long history of success, and also comes with the knowledge that Toyotas hold their value more than many other cars on the market today. Some people still may be wondering how the 2016 Toyota Corolla compares to the 2016 Mazda3. Both of these vehicles seat 5 people, and are similar in many ways. There are also many ways that the Corolla speeds past the Mazda3 to win the race as the superior compact sedan for 2016.
Price and Trim Comparison
The 2016 Toyota Corolla is available in 5 different trim levels, starting with the Corolla L that has a starting MSRP of $17,230*. For starting at only a few thousand dollars more, this year Toyota has added the 2016 Toyota Corolla Special Edition Trim to the Corolla lineup that is packed with features and amenities.
The 2016 Mazda3 4 Door also comes in 5 different trim levels, and while the base model (the iSPORT) starts at only a few hundred dollars more MSRP than the Corolla L, every other trim package is going to come with a price tag that is thousands of dollars higher than its Corolla Trim counterpart. When it comes to price, you are absolutely going to get more bang for your buck on upgrades when you purchase your new 2016 Toyota Corolla.
Standard Features Comparison
When you are looking at the standard features included with the 2016 Toyota Corolla and the 2016 Mazda3 4 door, you will see that they are pretty much neck in neck. Both vehicles come with tech features such as Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone Access and Voice Activated Controls. The Corolla has every standard feature that the Mazda3 has, but also includes a CD player (which is not available in the Mazda3) and Load Restraints (which is an additional add-on in the Mazda3).
The Corolla does have a few more standard features where it really counts, safety. Both vehicles include many standard safety features such as a Brake Assist System, Electronic Traction Control, and Stability Control. The Corolla is the overall winner in this category though, also coming with a 5* NHTSA Front Crash Test Rating and standard Front Knee Airbags. These are safety features that are not available in the Mazda3 iSport.
Check Out the Much Roomier Toyota Corolla
Driving a compact sedan shouldn’t mean that you have to sacrifice on interspace and basic things like legroom. This is one area that the 2016 Toyota Corolla really has you covered in. Some of the measurement comparisons are neck in neck, but when it comes to legroom the Corolla really lets you stretch out! The 2016 Toyota Corolla L has 42.03” of front leg room and 41.4” rear leg room. The Mazda3 iSport falls short of these numbers with 42.2” of front leg room and only 35.8” of legroom for those poor guys sitting in the back seat. The Corolla L also beats the Mazda3 when it comes to cargo volume with 13 cu. Ft. compared to only 12.4 cu Ft. in the Mazda3.
To find out more about the new 2016 Toyota Corolla, or to schedule a test drive today, visit Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, Virginia.
*MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) excludes tax, license, registration, and options. A delivery, processing, and handling fee may be charged separately. Dealer prices may vary.