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Toyota and Mazda compete in several segments of the global automotive industry. However, both manufacturers have made their bones building some of the most respected and efficient compact sedans in the world. A comparison between the 2020 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Mazda3 is the latest front on this on-going battle. Both vehicles have been completely redesigned from the ground up, which only makes the competition more intense. However, the upgrades Toyota engineers have been to the standard connectivity options and performance of the 2020 Corolla should be more than enough to help it continue to edge out the Mazda3 sedan. The all-new 2020 Toyota Corolla has arrived at the Colonial Toyota showroom.
One of the most important elements of any new vehicle is going to access to technology. The 2020 Toyota Corolla has arrived at the Colonial Toyota facility as the most advanced version of the model the automaker has ever produced. All five trim grades of the 2020 Corolla are outfitted with a smartphone-compatible infotainment system. This means that every owner of the 2020 Toyota Corolla will be able to pair their compatible version of the iPhone to the Apple CarPlay™ suite. Mazda offers a similar capability in its compact sedan, but it’s not available across the entire trim ladder of the 2019 Mazda3. Additionally, the Toyota infotainment system can integrate with the Waze traffic-monitoring application as well as the Amazon Alexa digital home assistant.
An increase in performance output has been among the major developments for the 2020 Toyota Corolla. The L, LE, and XLE modes will be powered by a naturally aspirated 1.8-liter, four-cylinder engine, making 139 horsepower and 126 pound-feet of torque. Buyers choosing the SE or XSE version of the 2020 Corolla, Colonial Toyota customers can expect to see a naturally aspirated 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under the hood making 169 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque.
In the interest of honesty, the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine used by the 2019 Mazda3 does make a bit more power than what is produced by the 2020 Corolla. However, that advantage will be quickly erased in the minds of buyers because of the disparity in Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy scores. When properly equipped the 2020 Corolla can record EPA efficiency scores of up to 31 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. The Mazda3 can’t match these figures on any of its trim grades.