Mazda 3 2013 vs Toyota Auris 2013

Mazda 3
2013 - 2016
Toyota Auris
2013 - 2015
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 1.6 Petrol1.6 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing chainTiming chain


Power: 104 HP132 HP
Torque: 144 NM160 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 13 seconds10 seconds
Toyota Auris is a more dynamic driving.
Mazda 3 engine produces 28 HP less power than Toyota Auris, whereas torque is 16 NM less than Toyota Auris. Due to the lower power, Mazda 3 reaches 100 km/h speed 3 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.95.9
Fuel tank capacity: 51 litres50 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 860 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
710 km with real consumption720 km with real consumption
Ground clearance: 155 mm (6.1 inches)135 mm (5.3 inches)
Because of the higher ground clearance, Mazda 3 can perform better on bad roads - it can go over higher obstacles and bumps. At the same time, the higher ground clearance can reduce stability and handling on paved roads, especially at higher speeds. Note, however, that this Mazda 3 version does not have 4x4 drive, which is very important in poor road conditions.


Average engine lifespan: 350'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 16 years15 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota Avensis, Toyota Verso
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota Auris might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Toyota Auris engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.47 m4.28 m
Width: 1.80 m1.76 m
Height: 1.45 m1.46 m
Mazda 3 is larger, but slightly lower.
Mazda 3 is 19 cm longer than the Toyota Auris, 4 cm wider, while the height of Mazda 3 is 1 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 364 litres360 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1263 litresno data
Mazda 3 has 4 litres more trunk space than the Toyota Auris.
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Mazda 3 is 0.2 metres more than that of the Toyota Auris.
Gross weight (kg): no data1`805
The Mazda 3 scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

Toyota Auris has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Mazda 3 has serious deffects in 25 percent more cases than Toyota Auris, so Toyota Auris quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 76008400
Pros and Cons: Mazda 3 has
  • higher ground clearance
  • better safety assist technologies
  • lower price
Toyota Auris has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • fewer faults
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