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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Toyota Corolla

Comparison image of a silver 2018 Mazda3 Sport and a 2018 Toyota Corolla L

Customers in Carlsbad, CA who are searching for a new vehicle that offers excellent fuel economy have some great options to consider. Car-buyers today are much more conscious of fuel economy, and there are few cars that offer better fuel economy in 2018 than the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. These two compact cars are not only fuel-efficient. They also are incredibly fun to drive.

The 2018 Mazda3 and 2018 Toyota Corolla have a lot in common. Both compacts offer very similar engine performance and fuel economy ratings. You might be wondering which of these two options is better. The best way to figure out which option is better is through a model comparison. For the sake of this comparison, we will look at the base trim levels for each model; the Sport trim for the Mazda3 and the L trim for the Corolla.

2018 Mazda3


2018 Toyota Corolla

$19,145 Base Model MSRP $18,600
2.0L Inline 4 / 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic Engine / Transmission 1.8L Inline 4 / Continuously Variable-Speed Automatic
155 hp / 150 lb-ft Engine Power / Engine Torque 132 hp / 128 lb-ft
28 mpg / 37 mpg Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 28 mpg / 36

Get the 2018 Mazda3 in Carlsbad, CA

The table above shows just how close these two excellent compact cars are to one another. Both models offer excellent fuel economy in the city and on the highway. The 2018 Mazda3 offers better engine power and torque than the 2018 Corolla. This is likely a result of the slightly larger engine size the 2018 Mazda3 features. The 2018 Mazda3 also features several excellent safety and driver assistance features. A few of those features include:

    • High Beam Control
    • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
    • Lane Departure Warning System
    • Adaptive Front-Lighting System
    • Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring
    • Smart Brake Support
    • Mazda Radar Cruise Control

If you are interested in learning more about the 2018 Mazda3, stop by our dealership in Carlsbad, CA today. Our excellent sales team at Bob Baker Mazda is more than happy to answer any of your questions concerning the performance and features of the 2018 Mazda3. Stop by and test drive the 2018 Mazda3 at Bob Baker Mazda today!