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2021 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $22,650 to $33,900
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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hatchback

MSRP*: $20,715 to $24,765
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Invoice* $21,662 to $32,413 $19,180 to $22,930
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 28 - 32 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 37 - 41 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 47.1 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 186 - 227 hp 169 hp
Exterior Length 175.6 in 172.0 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 70.5 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 29.9 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.5 - 37.2 in
Front 38.4 in
Rear 37.6 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda Mazda3 than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hatchback you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Toyota Corolla Hatchback. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda Mazda3, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Corolla Hatchback.