Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA3

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Mazda MAZDA3
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Manual 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Select style
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$14,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 35.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2910 2866
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue