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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Toyota Corolla Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 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 30
56.4935064935% 56.4935064935% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 5.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 4900 miles
2016 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Corollas, 5.2 months of data per Corolla, average 5200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Mazda Mazda3 14
11.9047619048% 11.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  80 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 14100 miles
2015 Toyota Corolla 11
4.7619047619% 4.7619047619% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 15600 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 18
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  95 Mazda3s, 9.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 24700 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Toyota Corolla 10
0.549450549451% 0.549450549451% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 28400 miles

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 16
10.0985221675% 10.0985221675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  56 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 37500 miles
2013 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  20 Corollas, 9.4 months of data per Corolla, average 37100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 46200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  76 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 52500 miles
2012 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Corollas, 9.5 months of data per Corolla, average 49700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 11
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 53500 miles
2011 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 46200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 27
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  84 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 71400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Toyota Corolla 19
6.41025641026% 6.41025641026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  52 Corollas, 9.8 months of data per Corolla, average 75000 miles

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 34
18.221574344% 18.221574344% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  35 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 86000 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Toyota Corolla 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  37 Corollas, 9.7 months of data per Corolla, average 89800 miles

 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 54
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  47 Mazda3s, 10.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 95400 miles
2008 Toyota Corolla 42
24.7252747253% 24.7252747253% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Corollas, 9.0 months of data per Corolla, average 97100 miles

 

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.5 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 80500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda Mazda3 57
34.7290640394% 34.7290640394% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  46 Mazda3s, 9.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 106600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Toyota Corolla 41
18.9655172414% 18.9655172414% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  26 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 105600 miles

 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 57
40.0269541779% 40.0269541779% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  36 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 113400 miles
2006 Toyota Corolla 29
9.83827493261% 9.83827493261% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  28 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 130100 miles

 

2005 Mazda Mazda3 91
56.1833688699% 56.1833688699% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  25 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 120600 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
2005 Toyota Corolla 31
5.01066098081% 5.01066098081% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  41 Corollas, 8.4 months of data per Corolla, average 153300 miles

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Mazda3s, 8.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 126200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Toyota Corolla 35
8.87445887446% 8.87445887446% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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  27 Corollas, 8.9 months of data per Corolla, average 142400 miles

 

2003 Toyota Corolla 31
2.19047619048% 2.19047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Corollas, 9.3 months of data per Corolla, average 156800 miles

 

2002 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Corollas, 9.1 months of data per Corolla, average 133300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2001 Toyota Corolla   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Corollas, 6.1 months of data per Corolla, average 166000 miles

* Very 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
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do have to hand it to this car; it's been DEAD RELIABLE. Nothing has been broken enough to warrant a trip to the shop. THe only issue I had was with the heater fan making noise, and then the heater stopped working at the end of last winter, but it is woring normally now, without a repair. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
 

TrueDelta Reviews the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Toyota Corolla

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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