2014 Toyota Corolla vs 2014 Mazda3

2014 Toyota Corolla vs 2014 Mazda3Vehicles like the 2014 Toyota Corolla and other cars from Toyota are some of the most popular due to the manufacturer’s long history of success. Another option is the 2014 Mazda3, which is available in the standard four-door model, which you would expect from a compact sedan, or a new option, a five-door model.

This comparison focuses on the four-door Mazda3, as this is the same type of vehicle as the Toyota Corolla and because the five-door option is more expensive. Both the Corolla and the Mazda3 seat five people, come with FWD, and have a six-speed manual base transmission. The Corolla also comes with the option of a four-speed automatic transmission.

Models and Trims

Both the 2014 Toyota Corolla and the Mazda3 have about the same number of choices in terms of trims. The Corolla is available in the Corolla L, LE, LE Eco, and S, but the LE Eco has three sub-trims – LE Eco, LE Eco Plus, and LE Eco Premium – bringing a total of six trim options. Similarly, the Mazda3 has six trim levels: i SV, i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring, s Touring, and s Grand Touring.


If you compare the 2014 Corolla and the Mazda3 in terms of their standard features, they come out about even. They have some similar features (such as an auxiliary audio input jack and USB/iPod connection) and each have three additional features standard in their base models, including Bluetooth in the Corolla and sport seats in the Mazda3. In terms of safety features, the Corolla takes a slight lead. They share more than a dozen safety features, but the Corolla has the addition of Xenon/LED lights. The Corolla also has configurable driver modes.

Interior Space

One of the areas in which the 2014 Toyota Corolla truly stands out from its competition, including the Mazda3, is legroom. While the rear legroom in the Mazda3 is only 35.8 inches (0.1 inches more than the class average), all trims of the Corolla have an impressive 41.4 inches, providing room for adults as well as children to spread out.


Both Toyota and Mazda have their own specialized entertainment systems. Entune is offered by Toyota and includes Bluetooth, navigation, Sirius XM Radio, multimedia, and apps that allow you to listen to streaming radio from Pandora or iHeartRadio or search Bing. Mazda offers Mazda Connect, which has navigation, SiriusXM Radio, streaming radio, and other options. These two infotainment systems are very comparable in terms of functionality, but Entune is offered in more Corolla trims than Mazda Connect is offered in Mazda3 trims. Only the upper three trims of the Mazda3 have Mazda Connect standard, with the previous trim levels having the option to add it. The Corolla, on the other hand, includes Entune standard in all models except the Corolla L.

If you would like to learn more information about the safety features, room, infotainment, or other features of the 2014 Toyota Corolla, visit Warrenton Toyota in Warrenton, Virginia.

June 9, 2014
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