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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Mazda Mazda3 11
5.90062111801% 5.90062111801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 9200 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 8
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 10300 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 19
22% 22% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 19500 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Toyota Corolla 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.7 months of data per Corolla, average 21400 miles

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  55 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 32200 miles
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 30900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Corollas, 7.2 months of data per Corolla, average 40200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 40900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  78 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 43700 miles
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 6.3 months of data per Corolla, average 43500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 49200 miles
2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 8.6 months of data per Corolla, average 44000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 16
2.01465201465% 2.01465201465% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  88 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 66900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Corolla 28
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  62 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 70200 miles

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 41
23.6263736264% 23.6263736264% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 83200 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 12.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 68100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Corolla 24
4.94505494505% 4.94505494505% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  50 Corollas, 8.0 months of data per Corolla, average 80400 miles

 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 67
52.1978021978% 52.1978021978% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 90200 miles
2008 Toyota Corolla 31
12.6373626374% 12.6373626374% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 94200 miles

 

2007 Mazda Mazda3 63
44.025974026% 44.025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Mazda3s, 10.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 105600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 79200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Toyota Corolla 55
35.7142857143% 35.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 102700 miles

 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 90
68.7969924812% 68.7969924812% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 109700 miles
2006 Toyota Corolla 18
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 116700 miles

 

2005 Mazda Mazda3 74
45.6916099773% 45.6916099773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Mazda3s, 8.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 117300 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
2005 Toyota Corolla 29
4.87528344671% 4.87528344671% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 147600 miles

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Mazda3s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 125200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Corolla 44
16.0980810235% 16.0980810235% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 148500 miles

 

2003 Toyota Corolla 69
29.1208791209% 29.1208791209% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 155700 miles

 

2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 10.4 months of data per Corolla, average 123200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Corollas, 7.6 months of data per Corolla, average 170600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It was neck and neck between the Mazda3 and the MINI COOPER. I had my heart set on the MINI, but reliability was the deciding factor. I spent countless hours researching vehicles over the last several months and was very dismayed at all the mechanical issues that plague the MINI. On the other hand the Mazda3 seems to be very much trouble free. I really wanted a MINI, but I knew its 'cool' fun to drive personality wouldn't be enough to overcome the reliability headaches I could expect. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
 

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2015 Toyota Corolla Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearComment
2014 Even though the Corolla is a new design in its first year, among current compact sedan it will likely last the longest while requiring the fewest repairs. Few other models in TrueDelta's car reliability survey have been as consistently reliable.
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