Main features

                                            Mazda Sedan 2015    vs.   Toyota Corolla 2015

                                                           Fuel economy


29 mpg

28 mpg


41 mpg

37 mpg

                                               Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume

12.4 ft³                   

13 ft³                    



Regular Unleaded I-4


2.0-liter inline-4

155 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm

150 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm

1.8-liter inline-4 (L, LE and S)

132 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm

128 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm


2.5-liter inline-4

184 horsepower @ 5,700 rpm

185 lb-ft of torque @ 3,250 rpm

1.8-liter inline-4 (LE Eco)

140 horsepower @ 6,100 rpm

126 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm


6-speed manual/automatic

6-speed manual, 4-speed automatic, CVTi-S automatic


Front Wheel Drive                    

The Toyota exterior is completely redesigned comparing to its previous models. It is sharp and well-proportioned, having aesthetically appealing. As for Mazda it's smiley-face grille has been replaced by a more grown-up visage. The 2015 Mazda cabin is set further to the rear, that makes the profile extremely different from the previous model and other compact cars.


The Mazda interior has contrasting stitching and aluminum trim, that looks extremely luxurious inside. It's not the roomiest car in its class, but still offers enough space for passengers to seat comfortably and snugly. The dashboard is equipped with 7-inch touch-screen display, other controls are also intuitive and easy to use. At the same time the new Toyota Corolla has improved its interior materials and made a two-tier design that pushes the corners of the cabin outward and provides you with an impression of increased space. The front seats have plenty of stretch-out space, while rear seat passengers can also comfortably occupy with enough legroom. The dashboard is covered with a soft-touch material with imprinted stitching. The interior is fitted with a wide range of high-tech equipment and features.  


Both the 2015 Mazda and Toyota Corolla are available in two engine choices. As for Mazda you can choose between 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engine, whereas the Toyota Corolla offers two versions of a 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine. If the Toyota Corolla models are equipped with 6-manual and 4-speed automatic transmissions, there is a manual transmission for 2.5-liter Mazda engine, but Mazda I model with a 2.0-liter engine has 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission. In addition, the Toyota Corolla models are equipped with the 1.8 engine in L, LE and S Corolla models, produces 132 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque, while the Corolla LE Eco models can boast of 140 horsepower and 126 lb-ft of torque. On the same time the Mazda I models with a 2.0-liter engine makes a healthy 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. The 2.5-liter engine in all Mazda sedan variants can produce 184 horsepower with 185 lb-ft of torque.  

Moreover, let’s compare the car fuel economy, which their manufacturers are very proud of. The 2015 Mazda's fuel-economy numbers – 41 mpg highway and 29/30 mpg city with the 6-speed manual or automatic transmission for 2.0-liter versions and 25/37 mpg (manual), 28/39 mpg (automatic) in the city and on the highway for 2.5-liter models. The Toyota Corolla will impress you with its fuel economy results, that are 28 miles per gallon in the city and 37 mpg on the highway with the 6-speed manual transmission, whereas driving with the 4-speed automatic transmission will show 27 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway of the fuel consumption. The Toyota Eco model has outstanding 30 mpg in the city and 42 mpg on the highway rating.