Compare 2011 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2011 Subaru Impreza

2011 Mazda MAZDA3
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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2011 Subaru Impreza
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Select style
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
Select style
4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD 25 33 $16,851 $17,595
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GTS FWD 23 30 $19,629 $20,495
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD 24 33 $14,648 $15,295
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 24 33 $15,989 $16,695
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual Evolution GSR AWD 17 23 $32,655 $34,095
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GTS FWD 22 31 $18,671 $19,495
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Evolution MR AWD 17 22 $35,721 $37,295
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 17 25 $26,525 $27,695
Lancer 5-Door Sportback CVT ES FWD 25 33 $17,235 $17,995
Lancer 5-Door Sportback CVT GTS FWD 23 29 $20,012 $20,895
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Manual ES FWD 24 32 $16,373 $17,095
Lancer 5-Door Sportback Manual GTS FWD 22 31 $19,054 $19,895
Lancer 5-Door Sportback TC-SST Ralliart AWD 17 25 $26,908 $28,095
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4-Door Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual Outback Sport w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,443
$16,851
$17,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,555
$17,595
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$293 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise. From true economy car to sophisticated junior sport sedan or sporty hatchback, the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer has it covered—albeit with a few flaws. Standard all-wheel drive and strong performance and safety credentials give the 2011 Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport some meaningful advantages over most other small cars, though poor fuel economy stands as a blemish.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.5 94.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.1 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.7 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.3 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.2 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.7 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.4 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.2 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.7 180.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.7 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.3 11.3
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.0 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.4 x - TBD - 8.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
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 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD - 36.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 32.8 34.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2922 2966 3142
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
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 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD - 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
EFI Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4500 145 @ 4200 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA 4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 148 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25 20
Transmission
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 5.41 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.35 - 0.52 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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 6.7 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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