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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 11.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
17.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2928 3053
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
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
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
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 224 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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