2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Mazda3
Despite being around for multiple decades, the Corolla still continues to be one of the most exciting and popular sedans on the Toyota lineup. While the truly exciting thing for the current model year will be the new Corolla iM hatchback version, we wanted to keep the regular ol’ compact sedan fresh in your minds as well. With that in mind, we decided to compare the 2017 Toyota Corolla vs 2017 Mazda3, to figure out how similar and different the two vehicles are.
Advantages of the 2017 Toyota Corolla
We were actually surprised to see just how similar the Corolla and Mazda3 are to one another. The table above depicts some of the most important aspects of a compact sedan: fuel efficiency and space. Even though it’s a small car, you still want to have as much space as possible inside its small frame. And in today’s market, fuel efficiency is important no matter what segment you’re looking at. So let’s dive right in at the top, where the two vehicles kick things off with a tie.
Fuel efficiency, as we mentioned, is one of the most important aspects of any vehicle. Here we looked at the combined fuel efficiency of each vehicle, and they were exactly even with 7.4 l/100km. That doesn’t happen often, so you’ll have to look elsewhere for differences between these two; namely, space.
The next row looks at trunk space in the two vehicles, and while the Corolla gets the nod the numbers are once again extremely close, as the Toyota sedan only offers an extra 0.6 cubic feet of space in the trunk. That might not even be enough room for another suitcase. But things start to look up with passenger volume, as the Corolla offers an extra 1.8 cu. ft. of space, though that’s still not huge. Where the Corolla really steps up is for your tall friends who sit in the back: rear seat leg room, in which the Corolla offers an extra 5.6 inches of space for your friends’ legs.
If you think the 2017 Toyota Corolla is the right vehicle for you, then be sure to schedule a test drive right here on our website or by giving us a call at the sales desk.