Compare 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Mazda MAZDA3
2012 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
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 $21,603 $23,070
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,771 $15,200
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 $20,854 $22,270
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
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4-Door Automatic 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited PZEV 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i PZEV 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium PZEV 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i PZEV 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium PZEV 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited PZEV 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i PZEV 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium PZEV 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited PZEV 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i PZEV 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium PZEV 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium PZEV 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,568
$17,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,550
$18,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$376 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 96.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 55.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.0
Brakes
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 -
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)
10.4 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.89 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.59 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.58 - 0.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.5 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
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

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