Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2010 Subaru Impreza

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2010 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $21,851 $23,340
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
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4-Door Sedan CVT DE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT DE 23 30 $14,948 $15,690
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES 23 30 $17,044 $17,890
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GTS 22 29 $19,044 $19,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution GSR 16 22 $31,658 $33,590
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution MR 17 22 $36,747 $38,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution MR Touring 17 22 $38,632 $40,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Evolution SE 17 22 $33,732 $35,790
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE 22 31 $14,090 $14,790
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES 22 31 $16,186 $16,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GTS 20 28 $18,091 $18,990
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Ralliart 17 25 $25,903 $27,190
Lancer 5-Door Sportback CVT GTS 21 27 $19,234 $20,190
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Manual GTS 20 27 $18,282 $19,190
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Ralliart 17 25 $26,284 $27,590
Select style
4-Door Automatic 2.5GT
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,028
$14,948
$25,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,105
$15,690
$26,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$285 / month
$262 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Overall the 2010 MazdaSpeed3 delivers pulse-quickening thrills for the back roads—or weekend track forays—all on a tight budget, without sacrificing too much practicality for everyday commuting. The Mitsubishi Lancer might be positioned and priced as an economy car, but with the right equipment, it can feel like a lot more. With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.3 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.2 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.3 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.1 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 54.1 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.7 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9 36.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.5 87.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.7 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.4 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 180.0 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.3 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.6 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.16 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.2 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.1 32.8 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/60R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2928 2977 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - Compact 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 356
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 152 @ 6000 224 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged
Fuel System
EFI MIVEC MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 146 @ 4250 226 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA 4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 1.75 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 NA 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 6.12 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.34 - 0.39 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 NA 1.00
Trans Type
5 1 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link Double wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 7.2 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 5

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