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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending June 30, 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    
2016 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Mazda3s, 4.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 3900 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Mazda Mazda3 10
2.38095238095% 2.38095238095% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  80 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 11200 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 12
7.14285714286% 7.14285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  33 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 12700 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 18
19.7142857143% 19.7142857143% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  93 Mazda3s, 10.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 22300 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Toyota Corolla 10
1.42857142857% 1.42857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 9.2 months of data per Corolla, average 26000 miles

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 9
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  57 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 35100 miles
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 32000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Corollas, 8.2 months of data per Corolla, average 37100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 43900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 7
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  80 Mazda3s, 9.0 months of data per Mazda3, average 47600 miles
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Corollas, 8.4 months of data per Corolla, average 42200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 14
0.793650793651% 0.793650793651% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 50800 miles
2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 8.1 months of data per Corolla, average 44700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 19
6.41025641026% 6.41025641026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  84 Mazda3s, 9.8 months of data per Mazda3, average 68200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.5 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 71100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Corolla 24
13.7362637363% 13.7362637363% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 72300 miles

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 34
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Mazda3s, 10.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 86600 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 11.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 67900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Corolla 16
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Corollas, 9.5 months of data per Corolla, average 85500 miles

 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 66
51.0989010989% 51.0989010989% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Mazda3s, 10.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 93000 miles
2008 Toyota Corolla 27
8.24175824176% 8.24175824176% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.0 months of data per Corolla, average 95300 miles

 

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 MazdaSpeed3s, 11.2 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 79300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda Mazda3 61
37.6513317191% 37.6513317191% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  48 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 106500 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Toyota Corolla 68
44.4309927361% 44.4309927361% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.2 months of data per Corolla, average 106500 miles

 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 67
48.1818181818% 48.1818181818% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 113000 miles
2006 Toyota Corolla 23
2.46753246753% 2.46753246753% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  27 Corollas, 9.6 months of data per Corolla, average 120100 miles

 

2005 Mazda Mazda3 90
55.3304904051% 55.3304904051% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Mazda3s, 9.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 121000 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
2005 Toyota Corolla 28
2.45202558635% 2.45202558635% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  43 Corollas, 8.8 months of data per Corolla, average 148800 miles

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Mazda3s, 8.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 120500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Corolla 46
18.3982683983% 18.3982683983% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 141200 miles

 

2003 Toyota Corolla 63
24.1410488246% 24.1410488246% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 154700 miles

 

2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Corollas, 8.5 months of data per Corolla, average 126700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Corollas, 7.6 months of data per Corolla, average 164400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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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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