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2021 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2021 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $20,650 to $32,600
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2021 Toyota
Corolla Hybrid

MSRP*: $23,600
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Invoice* $19,751 to $31,169 $21,851
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 53 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 36 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 13.2 ft3 13.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 155 - 227 hp 96 hp
Exterior Length 183.5 in 182.3 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 70.1 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.0 in
Rear 34.8 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.7 - 37.3 in
Front 38.3 in
Rear 37.1 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
The Mazda Mazda3 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mazda Mazda3 and the Toyota Corolla Hybrid in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Toyota Corolla Hybrid 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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda3 is about the same width as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda3 as you will in the Toyota Corolla Hybrid.

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