Looking for a new car? You certainly have your work cut out for you! Cars come in all shapes and sizes from mini sedans to full size station wagons. Compact sedans are a popular choice because they are incredibly practical while still being stylish, just like your favorite pair of jeans. One of the most stylish compact sedans on the market (and a favorite for Car & Driver, along with U.S. News) is our 2017 Mazda3. However, it certainly has its share of competitors, including the 2017 Toyota Corolla. Let us present a comparison between these two models so that you can decide which one is right for you.
All around, the 2017 Mazda3 and the 2017 Toyota Corolla are quite similar in dimensions, but the 2017 Mazda3 comes out ahead as far as engine power is concerned. The 2017 Mazda3 is outfitted with a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0L DOHC 4-cylinder engine with VVT. The SKYACTIV® technology was specially designed by Mazda to deliver the most power while remaining as efficient as possible.
The engine of the 2017 Mazda3 delivers 155 horsepower, along with 150 lb.-ft. of torque. It can be paired with either a 6-speed overdrive SKYACTIV® manual transmission or a 6-speed SKYACTIV®-DRIVE automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode. Automatic models deliver an estimated 28 mpg-city/37 mpg-highway fuel economy, while manual models can reach approximately 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.
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