Edmonton new car shoppers looking for a reliable sedan will likely test drive the 2020 Toyota Corolla, 2019 Hyundai Elantra and Mazda3. All three cars offer buyers space and a variety of features, but it becomes clear very quickly the new 2020 Corolla is the best option across the board.

With advantages in fuel economy, ride handling, interior space and safety features, the 2020 Corolla is the better bang for your buck. We’ll compare the Corolla vs. Elantra vs. Mazda3 and help you decide which is better for your Edmonton commute.

Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra: Safety

Thanks to Toyota Safety Sense 2.0, the Corolla is far superior to the Hyundai Elantra. That means the Corolla comes standard with Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Automatic High Beams, Road Sign Assistance.

These features either cost extra on the Elantra or are not available all. When you get to the Elantra Ultimate, you do see Forward Collision Warning and Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Active Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning. However, things like automatic high beams are still not available.

Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda Mazda3: Safety

The Corolla also bests the Mazda3 when it comes to active driver assistance technologies. Things like Advanced Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Smart Brake Support Rear do not come standard, but instead come as add-ons with packages. That adds up quickly.

When comparing Toyota technology with Mazda, the Lane Keeping Assist in the Corolla is more intuitive, gently guiding you at high speeds. Alternatively, the Mazda technology is slow to react when you veer from your lane. When it is time to guide you back, most drivers report it feeling jerky and abrupt.

Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra: Performance

The Toyota offers a 2.0-liter engine that puts out 169 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. The Hyundai Elantra houses a 2.0L MPI Atkinson in-line 4 cylinder engine that produces 147 horsepower and 132 lb.-ft. of torque. As you can see right off the hop, the Corolla has a lot more juice than the Elantra.

The Toyota Corolla also comes standard with an automatic transmission and a CVT is available. However, automatic costs extra with the Elantra. Finally, another notable difference is in the suspension. The Corolla has a huge advantage over the Elantra, offering a rear stabilizer bar which gives you maximum control during cornering.

Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda3: Performance

The Mazda sedan sports a 2.5-liter I-4 with 186 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque, and it’s paired to a six-speed automatic. While the Mazda3 has more power than the Corolla, the automatic transmission is a bad fit noticeable immediately and hold up some of that power. The CVT is a far better pairing in the Toyota, giving you a smoother and sportier drive.

Toyota Corolla vs. Hyundai Elantra: Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates is a trusted source for new car quality ratings and new car reliability ratings. They rated the Corolla first among compact cars in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. Conversely, the Elantra didn’t even make the top three. Overall, J.D. Power ranks Toyota above the industry average at second in reliability with Hyundai sitting in 8th place. This also affects resale value and trade-ins.

Toyota Corolla vs. Mazda3: Interior Space

The Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla both seat five but definitely not in the same way. The second row in the Mazda offers far less leg room, especially for taller passengers. Meanwhile the Corolla leaves ample room in both the front and the back for legs and bags. That makes it a superior ride for anyone looking to hit the carpool lane to work or pack the family in.

Test Drive the 2020 Toyota Corolla at Mayfield Toyota

You might be test driving a lot of cars on your journey to find the right fit for your needs including the Mazda3 and Elantra. We feel confident you will find an all-around superior experience with the 2020 Corolla. From bold styling, to better performance, a suite of standard safety technology and a reliability and resale value that is second-to-none, the Corolla makes sense. We also forgot to mention the Corolla is the only sedan that offers a Hybrid version with a 4.4/4.5 L/100 km city/highway fuel economy.

Come see the 2020 Corolla for yourself at Mayfield Toyota. We can walk you through all the features and show you the Hybrid version. We’ll beat any competitors’ bonafide offer in Edmonton and we also offer oil changes for life with purchase. Just some of the many reasons to choose us!

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