2016 Mazda3 vs 2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Mazda3

2016 Mazda3

2016 Toyota Corolla

2016 Toyota Corolla

Duncan, Victoria, and Nanaimo drivers know that having the right sedan can be true bliss on the road. Many drivers will compare the 2016 Mazda3 vs the 2016 Toyota Corolla, and while they each are good cars, there’s only one that takes the lead. If you want a great car that will give you the power, efficiency, space, technology, and safety you need, then you need to choose the Mazda3. Take a look below at how this vehicle destroys the competition and makes the Corolla eat its dust.




Power and performance are always an important element when choosing between two cars. When you compare the power of the Mazda3 vs the Corolla, you’ll soon see why the Mazda is the better choice. This vehicle comes standard with a 2.0L engine that generates 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque for a smooth and comfortable ride. The Corolla, on the other hand, comes standard with a 1.8L engine that only generates 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque. This isn’t the same type of power that Nanaimo, Duncan, and Victoria drivers crave, which is why your best bet is choosing the Mazda3.


Vehicles are meant so you can drive, and if you choose a vehicle that has great efficiency, then that’s exactly what you’ll do. Although both the Mazda and Toyota have a 13.2-gallon tank, the efficiency on both isn’t the same. In fact, the Mazda3 offers an EPA-estimated 5.7 L/100 km and will allow you to drive 382 miles city or 541 miles on the highway. The Toyota Corolla only gets an EPA-estimated 8.4 L/100 km, and you can only drive 369 miles in the city or 488 miles on the highway. As you can see, the Mazda3 is the better choice when you want to experience all that the road has to offer.


Sedans aren’t really known for their spaciousness, but having ample room inside for passengers and cargo is an important factor to consider. If you want to be sure that your passengers are comfortable and you can tackle all your shopping and errand running with ease, then you want to choose the Mazda. This vehicle offers 97.5 cubic feet of passenger space compared to only 96.3. In addition, you will get 13 cubic feet of trunk space compared to only 12.4 cubic feet. Although the gaps may not seem that big, it will certainly feel like it when you’re putting people or belongings inside the vehicle.


Both sedans are packed with technology, but only the Mazda3 delivers on innovative and user-friendly tech. This vehicle comes standard with MAZDA CONNECT™, a dashboard that allows you to connect to the internet, stream music, access playlists, see navigation, and even interact with social media, all while staying safe on the road. In addition, Bluetooth technology allows you to stream music and make phone calls using your voice. So if you want the vehicle that will keep you connected, informed, and entertained while on the road, then you know which vehicle you need to pick.


One thing you can always expect from Mazda is their commitment to safety, and it can be seen in the safety features of the Mazda3. The i-ACTIVSENSE® technology makes driving safer for drivers and passengers alike. For instance, the rear cross traffic alert will let you know if an object is in your way from behind. The lane departure warning system will alert you if your vehicle starts to drift without warning. Blind spot monitoring system alerts you if an object is in your blind spot, while the adaptive lighting system moves with your vehicle to provide the right visibility when you need it. Finally, the smart city brake support helps apply pressure to the brakes when you need it most.

Find Yours at Harris Mazda

Now that you can see how the 2016 Mazda3 is the better choice than the 2016 Toyota Corolla, you can head to Harris Mazda today to get yours. We have a nice selection of new vehicles for you to choose from, so you can get the look and feel of the Mazda3 that fits you best. Visit our dealership at 2525 Bowen Road in Nanaimo, contact us online, or call us at 1-844-537-8693 to schedule a visit or learn more about the new car. We’ve been helping Duncan, Victoria, and Nanaimo drivers for years, and we’ll be happy to do the same for you and get you home in a new car.