The 2017 Mazda3 4-Door vs. The 2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Mazda3 4-Door

2017 Mazda3 4-Door

2017 Toyota Corolla

2017 Toyota Corolla

Have you been trying to find the right sedan to keep up with your busy lifestyle? Certainly, there are more options available than ever, but it's no secret the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door stands out from the pack with abundant features, style, and confident performance capabilities—all without breaking the bank! Ever a popular model in its own right, the 2017 Toyota Corolla is getting some attention as well this year, so it’s worth seeing how these two models match up to one another. Get a fuller picture, and then visit Mazda of Manchester, located just a short drive from both South Windsor and Vernon, to test drive the Mazda3.

Standard Features

These days, most compact cars come with a bevy of standard features, and it's no different with these two models. Whether you choose the Mazda3 4-Door or Toyota Corolla, your standard features will include Bluetooth® connectivity, cruise control, a six-speaker stereo system, a 60/40-split folding rear bench seat, and power windows and door locks. However, only the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door comes standard with HD Radio and internet radio. In addition to that, the Mazda3 is equipped with dual USB ports and a 7-inch touchscreen interface, while drivers of the Toyota Corolla will only get one USB port and a smaller, 6.1-inch touchscreen.

Performance Specs

From base output to max available power, the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door easily outclasses the 2017 Toyota Corolla

  • Mazda3 4-Door – The base engine on the Mazda3 is a 2.0L four-cylinder, which can be mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Output on this engine comes in at 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. You can also upgrade to a 2.5 four-cylinder engine, in which case you’ll experience a noticeable bump in output: up to 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque.
  • Toyota Corolla – The standard engine on the Toyota Corolla is a 1.8L four-cylinder engine. Depending on which trim you choose, it can be mated to a six-speed manual or continuously variable transmission (CVT). Standard output comes in at only 132 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque, while the LE Eco trim gets 140 hp and 126 lb-ft of torque. There is not a more powerful upgrade available.


When it comes time to let your wallet do the talking, the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door will let you enjoy all the perks we've seen here at a price that's more agreeable than that of the Toyota Corolla:

  • Mazda3 4-Door – MSRP from $17,845
  • Toyota Corolla – MSRP from $18,500

Get a Better Picture of the 2017 Mazda3 4-Door in Person

The only way to be sure the Mazda3 is right for you is to get behind the wheel and see for yourself. The 2017 Mazda3 4-Door is accessibly priced and waiting for you here at Mazda of Manchester, located at 80 Oakland Street in Manchester, CT, just 10 minutes northeast of East Hartford and 20 minutes north of Glastonbury. Feel free to contact us online or give us a call at (860) 645-4100 with any questions you may have.