Compare 2010 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2010 Subaru Impreza

2010 Mazda MAZDA3
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 Automatic 2.5GT

Pricing

Invoice Price

$16,028
$25,510

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$17,105
$26,995

Monthly Payment Estimate

$285 / month
$450 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
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. 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.

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Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

33 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Sub-Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in)

37.5 36.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.1 87.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.0 52.9

Front Leg Room (in)

42.0 42.9

Front Hip Room (in)

53.7 53.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.2 33.0

Front Head Room (in)

38.9 38.6

Second Hip Room (in)

52.2 51.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

54.9 52.7

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

4.7 6.3

Length, Overall (in)

180.7 180.3

Height, Overall (in)

57.9 58.1

Track Width, Rear (in)

59.8 58.1

Wheelbase (in)

103.9 103.1

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 27.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

69.1 68.5

Track Width, Front (in)

60.4 58.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.8 11.0

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.4 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.39

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 - 10.8 x 0.94

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Brake ABS System

4-wheel 4-Channel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

14.5 16.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

17.1 35.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.94 3.0

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

35.8 NA

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.2 16.5

Tires

Front Tire Size

P205/55HR16 P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size

T115/70D15 T125/70D17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/55HR16 P205/55R16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2928 3053

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

15 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Steel Alloy

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Steel Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

Steel - TBD -

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.9 7.4

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 356

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

100 90

Engine

Displacement

2.0L/122 2.5L/150

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

148 @ 6500 224 @ 5200

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged

Fuel System

EFI MFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

135 @ 4500 226 @ 2800

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

33 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

- 21

Transmission

Trans Type

5 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.41 2.27

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.93 1.55

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.46 3.90

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.93 0.69

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.62 2.79

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.29 1.00

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Double wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Upper A-Arm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Independent Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - NA

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - NA

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.9 8.9

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

- 5

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