2020 Toyota Corolla
2019 Mazda3 Sedan

2020 Toyota Corolla


2019 Mazda3

$19.500 MSRP*

Starting Price

$21,000 MSRP

30 mpg city/38 mpg highway**

EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy

26 mpg city/35 mpg highway


Legroom (front/rear)

42.3/35.1 inches

Toyota Safety Sense™

Safety Suite


The 2020 Toyota Corolla and 2019 Mazda3 are both known for strong performance, a spacious interior cabin that seats five passengers, and a reliable fuel economy. Only one of these popular compact cars can end up on your Chicago-area driveway, but which one will it be? Chicago Northside Toyota is comparing these two standout vehicles, to see which is the better option for drivers.

Mazda3 or Toyota Corolla: Safety Features

The new Toyota Corolla comes standard with the highly praised Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) system, which includes the following features:

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection - detects straight-ahead vehicles or pedestrians.
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Road Edge Detection - alerts you if you begin to drift from your lane.
  • Full-Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control - maintains a preset speed and distance interval.
  • Automatic High Beams - helps you see more clearly at night -- without distracting other drivers.
2020 Toyota Corolla Compact Car

The 2019 Mazda3 base model is equipped with features like a rearview camera, keyless remote panic button, and brake assist. However, Chicago shoppers are only able to get extra assistance features if they opt to upgrade for the optional Preferred Equipment Package.

Mazda3 or Toyota Corolla: Comfort Features

The new Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla are priced similarly, so you are going to notice some of the same interior features. Both compact cars will feature an infotainment system, split-folding rear seats, cruise control, an impressive sound system, and Bluetooth®. Unlike the Mazda3, however, the 2020 Corolla interior offers drivers the following features:

  • CD player
  • Load restraints
  • MP3 player
  • Siri Eyes Free

Explore What the Corolla Offers at Chicago Northside Toyota

When you compare the Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda3, you will instantly see that the former is better-equipped with the safety features that Chicago drivers want. Compare the Toyota Corolla to the Toyota Camry, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, or in-brand competitors like the Toyota Camry. When you're ready, stop by our Chicago-area showroom to explore the new Corolla trim levels, price, and hit the streets for a test drive. Contact us today with any questions!

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $930 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, 86, Corolla, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Mirai, Avalon, Avalon HV), $1045 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,295 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,395 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.

**2020 EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage will vary