2019 Mazda 3 vs. 2019 Toyota Corolla

2019 Mazda 3 vs. 2019 Toyota CorollaAre you looking to upgrade your vehicle? The 2019 Mazda 3 and the 2019 Toyota Corolla are two compact car options for you. Both of these vehicles are also available in a hatchback version if you are looking for extra storage space. Check out the comparison of these vehicles below to check out which is the better option for you.

Exterior Comparison

The 2019 Mazda 3 is available in a sedan or hatchback version. However, both of these options have beautiful and functional exteriors. They have smooth body lines that make the vehicle feel like it is in motion even when it is sitting in one place. You also get beautiful exterior LED lighting with the 2019 Mazda 3 that is stylish and functional.

For 2019, you can get the Toyota Corolla in a sedan or hatchback version. This is the first year for the Corolla hatchback and this vehicle gives you some great design features like a bold grille and a chrome grille surround. You also get standard LED taillights in the 2019 Corolla hatchback. The sedan version of the 2019 Toyota Corolla gives you the same exterior style as before. Designers really focused on the hatchback version for 2019.

Interior and Technology

The inside of the 2019 Mazda 3 is intuitive and welcoming. This vehicle has standard cloth upholstery, and it seats five people. You can upgrade to synthetic leather upholstery or genuine leather upholstery if you want to add more elegance. Other available features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, an 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof.

In the 2019 Mazda 3, you can get a 7-inch driver information display and a push-button start standard. You also get Bluetooth, a rearview camera, an infotainment system, an 8.8-inch display, and two USB ports standard.

Optional features for the Mazda 3 include proximity keyless entry, a 12-speaker Bose sound system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and driver assistance features. The available driver assistance features include options like adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, lane keep assist, and more.

The 2019 Toyota Corolla seats five people on standard cloth upholstery. This vehicle is available in a sedan body style or a hatchback, and there is a big difference in passenger space for these two options. For example, the rear legroom in the sedan is 41.4 inches, while the rear legroom in the hatchback is 29.9 inches. You can upgrade some of the interior with leatherette seats available in the sedan and genuine leather seats in the hatchback. You can also upgrade to get heated front seats and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.

When it comes to technology in the sedan, you get some standard features including an Entune Audio system, a 6.1-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and Siri Eyes Free. You also get some standard safety technology features. These standard safety features include a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, and lane departure warning. Technology upgrades for the 2019 Corolla sedan include Entune Audio Plus, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a navigation system.

Technology in the Corolla hatchback includes Entune infotainment, an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth. You also get the Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 standard which includes adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, road sign assist, and lane tracing assist. You can upgrade for features like wireless charging, a JBL audio system, and blind spot monitoring.

The interior features for the Corolla differ significantly whether you get the sedan or hatchback version. The hatchback is more expensive so it offers you more standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Corolla also offers you more standard safety features. However, the 2019 Mazda 3 offers you a larger display screen as well as a driver information display standard.


You only get one engine option for the 2019 Mazda 3, but it offers you a peppy and fun driving experience. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine produces 186-horsepower, and it comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. This vehicle has good steering and it gives you a comfortable driving and riding experience. For fuel efficiency, you can get 27 city and 33 highway miles per gallon.

The standard engine in the 2019 Toyota Corolla is a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine with a CVT. You can get a six-speed manual transmission if you would like. This engine produces 132-horsepower and feels a bit underpowered. When it comes to fuel efficiency, you can get 28 city miles per gallon and 36 highway miles per gallon.

The other engine option in the 2019 Corolla is just for hatchback models. The hatchback gets a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. You can get either a CVT or six-speed manual transmission to go with this engine, and you get 168-horsepower with this engine. The fuel economy with this engine is also great with 32 city and 42 highway miles per gallon.

In the 2019 Mazda 3, you get the most powerful engine performance. The Corolla sedan gives you just 132-horsepower, and it feels a bit slow to accelerate. The Corolla hatchback has a slightly stronger engine, but the 186-horsepower Mazda engine beats them both. However, you do get better fuel efficiency in the 2019 Toyota Corolla.

Which is Right for You?

You can find a stylish hatchback or a sporty sedan with the 2019 Toyota Corolla or the 2019 Mazda 3, but which of these brands is the better option for you and your lifestyle.

When it comes to exterior style, the 2019 Mazda 3 really stands out. This vehicle has a KODO “Soul of Motion” design that is striking. On the inside, the Mazda 3 gives you more standard connective technology features, but the Toyota Corolla gives more standard safety features. Finally, when it comes to the performance, the 2019 Mazda 3 is the more responsive and powerful vehicle.

You have to choose the vehicle that is best for you, but we think the 2019 Mazda 3 wins this comparison.