In the world of stylish and functional compact cars, Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 sedans rule the road. But which offers better performance, premium amenities, and reliable capability? Find out how each of these impressive 2021 vehicles matches up head to head to see which best suits your unique lifestyle.

Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, North Carolina, area car shoppers can get behind the wheel at Mazda of Gastonia before making their final decision.

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2021 MAZDA3 VS COROLLA: ALL ABOUT HORSEPOWER

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The 2021 Toyota Corolla and the 2021 Mazda3 offer powerful engines to get you from Point A to Point B. The available 2.0L Dynamic Force engine with Dynamic Shift-CVT under the hood of the Toyota Corolla creates 168 horsepower.

Although this packs a punch, the available Mazda3 Skyactiv®-G 2.5L engine with G-Vectoring Control Plus delivers an even more impressive 186 horsepower. Better horsepower translates to quicker acceleration around town, along the highway, and everywhere in between. The G-Vectoring Control Plus continually alters braking and power delivery for ease around curves.

On the highest trims, the Mazda3 comes with another, even more powerful engine. The 2.5L Dynamic Pressure is turbocharged and generates 250 horsepower!


2021 MAZDA3 VS TOYOTA COROLLA: SOUND SYSTEMS

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For many people, each new drive begins by turning the radio on, selecting a song to set the mood, or beginning a captivating podcast. To facilitate this, the 2021 Toyota Corolla comes with an available 8-speaker JBL® audio system.

However, to enhance every moment on the road, the 2021 Mazda3 offers drivers optional 12 Bose® premium audio speakers. Placed thoughtfully throughout the cabin, this sound system envelopes drivers and passengers alike in the soundtrack of their choosing.

Ultimately, for those interested in additional speakers that create a truly immersive, full-body experience, the Mazda3 sedan offers it all. Get lost on purpose as you take on the open road with the impressive sound system that can be found in the Mazda3.


2021 MAZDA3 VS TOYOTA COROLLA: AVAILABLE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

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The Mazda3 and the 2021 Toyota Corolla offer standard front-wheel drive, which meets expectations on clear days. When navigating challenging terrain and unpredictable weather conditions, however, all-wheel drive capability delivers the traction you need. The improved grip means you experience greater control behind the wheel, regardless of the road ahead.

In the 2021 Mazda3, car buyers can select the i-Activ AWD® system. By monitoring windshield wiper action, outside temperature, braking, and steering movement, this available all-wheel drive system automatically adjusts for consistent traction you can feel. Zoom forward with confidence in rain, snow, sleet, or shine with the Mazda3.

In contrast, the Toyota Corolla does not offer a comparable automatic all-wheel drive system. Instead, you have to stick with front-wheel drive.

For car shoppers interested in the adaptable capability of all-wheel drive, the Mazda3 provides.

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SCHEDULE A 2021 MAZDA3 TEST DRIVE TODAY!

Now that you’ve learned some more about how these two striking sedans compare, it’s time for an official in-person meeting. For drivers who care about all-wheel drive capability, a premium sound system, and a powerful, responsive engine, the 2021 Mazda3 comes out on top. Drivers in and around Gastonia, Charlotte, and Lincolnton, NC, can take a test drive at Mazda of Gastonia to begin their Mazda journey.

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