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2018 Toyota Corolla vs 2018 Mazda3

2018 Toyota Corolla exterior front fascia and passenger side parked vs 2018 Mazda3 exterior front fascia and drivers side on road

Shopping for a sedan when there are so many different options can be a pain. Instead of attempting to wade through all of the available options, we’ve decided to dig up a few facts on the 2018 Toyota Corolla compared to the 2018 Mazda3. Hopefully, this should help you get a better idea of what sedan is the right fit for you.

In the table below, you’ll see various specifics on both the fuel efficiency, and the space that each sedan offers. We have decided to look at these specifically as we keep in mind that each vehicle can be both for the single driver, as well as used as a family vehicle, where fuel and space can matter no matter how many passengers. Afterward, we’ll explain what these mean in regard to those driving the vehicle. For the purpose of this comparison, we will be taking a look at two specific trim levels of these vehicles; the 2018 Toyota Corolla.

2018 Toyota Corolla


2018 Mazda3

32 mpg Combined Fuel Economy 31 mpg
13.2 gal Fuel Capacity 13.2 gal
13.0 cu. ft. Cargo Space 12.4 cu. ft.
42.3/41.4 in Front/Rear Leg Room 42.2/35.8 in

Advantages of the 2018 Toyota Corolla

As you can see in the table above, the differences between these two sedans are very slim. However, even the slightest difference can be a deal breaker when it comes to your future car. While each sedan holds the same amount of fuel, the 2018 Toyota Corolla has a better combined fuel efficiency than the 2018 Mazda3. This, combined with the equal fuel tanks, means that if you drive the 2018 Toyota Corolla, you’ll potentially be stopping less for gas than if you were driving the 2018 Mazda3.

The Cargo space and leg room for each sedan is where the Toyota Corolla really pulls ahead. It has .6 cubic feet more than the 2018 Mazda3. While it may look like a small difference on a screen, those needing to make the most of a sedan’s space can really feel the difference when it comes to hauling gear around, or packing for a trip. Likewise, the Toyota Corolla has just a bit more space concerning front leg room, but passengers in the back have much more space to stretch out their legs, which will come in handy for those embarking on long trips.

Hopefully, this has helped in your car buying decision. If you have any more questions on the 2018 Toyota Corolla, feel free to contact us.

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