2021 Mazda3 Sedan Select
2021 Toyota Corolla Sedan SE
|186 hp / 186 lb-ft||
Horsepower / Torque
169 hp / 151 lb-ft
|FWD or AWD||
With the 2021 Corolla, there’s just the one option: CVT or six-speed manual gearbox. That’s it. You’re stuck with an underpowered and underwhelming 2.0L four-cylinder and FWD. The 2021 Mazda3 is a completely different story. You can choose from one of three engines: the 2.5L four-cylinder listed above, a 2.0L four-cylinder, and a turbocharged 2.5L four-cylinder. The 2.0L produces 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque; it gets 28/36/31 mpg. The 2.5L turbo-four gets up to 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. It gets 23/32/27 mpg. The 2021 Mazda3 is also available in both FWD and AWD options.
No matter which powertrain you pick, the 2021 Mazda3 feels better to drive. Even the 2.0L four-cylinder has more get-up-and-go than the Corolla. The 2.5L turbo-four in particular offers a jolt of adrenaline rarely seen in this automotive segment, but the naturally aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder holds its own. The precise steering and agile handling combine with the powertrain to make for an unrivaled driving experience.
For more details on the 2021 Mazda3, give Capistrano Mazda a call.