Comparison: 2018 Mazda3 vs. 2018 Toyota Corolla

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The 2018 Mazda3 is the safe and reliable sedan you have been searching for. To show you how competitive the 2018 Mazda3 is, we went ahead and compared it to the 2018 Toyota Corolla, so you see how it stacks up against the competition.

If you end in favor of the 2018 Mazda3 and are in the Kansas City market, come into Premier Mazda of Kansas City and test drive the sedan and feel the quality for yourself.

Comfort and Convenience

2018 Mazda3

The 2018 Mazda3 is available as a sedan or hatchback with several different trim options including the Sport, Touring, and Grand Touring trim. If you like a sportier look, you should opt for the Sport trim for your 2018 Mazda3. With the Sport trim level, your vehicle will include a push-button start, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth, USB port, MAZDA CONNECT™ with a 7” display that includes HD Radio and more entertainment options.

If you go for the Mazda3 Touring trim, it adds Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry, leatherette-trimmed seating and door panels, dual-zone climate control, 6-way power driver’s seat, variable heated front seats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Some other available features on the Mazda3 include a Bose sound system, moonroof, and satellite radio package.

On the Grand Touring trim of the 2018 Mazda3 perforated leather-trimmed sports seats, full-color active driving display, Bose Audio, and Sirius XM Radio come standard. There are more options available to customize your ride, including a heated steering wheel, adaptive front lighting, Mazda Navigation system, HomeLink, and more.

2018 Toyota Corolla

The 2018 Toyota Corolla has interior options for fabric, premium fabric, or softex alternative leather seating. On base trims of the Corolla, standard features incorporate a 6-way driver’s seat and upper trim levels feature an 8-way power driver’s seat and heated front seats.

The Corolla is customizable with an option for Entune Audio Plus with the Connected Navigation App. This option includes a 7-inch touchscreen with a USB and auxiliary input, iPod connectivity, Siri Eyes Free, Sirius XM radio, Bluetooth wireless tech, and 6-speaker audio system. Applications can be added to this system depending on your personal preferences. Some of these apps include Navigation Scout GPS Link App, Gracenote, HD Radio, and a traffic and weather app.

Safety and Technology

2018 Mazda3

The 2018 Mazda3 was given a best possible 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety. The nonprofit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Mazda3 a 2018 top safety pick while the IIHS gave the 2018 Mazda3 a superior rating for crash avoidance and mitigation.

Safety features that come standard on all trim levels of the Mazda3 include Smart city brake support, rearview camera, and dynamic stability control and traction control system. The Touring trim adds an advanced blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert. The Grand Touring model incorporates high beam control, lane departure warning system, lane keep assist, Mazda Radar Cruise control, Smart Brake support, and traffic sign recognition.

2018 Toyota Corolla

All 2018 Toyota Corolla models come equipped with the Toyota Safety Sense P system. This system features a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, and dynamic radar cruise control.


2018 Mazda3

Starts at $18,095 MSRP

2018 Toyota Corolla

Starts at $18,600 MSRP

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