Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2013 Subaru WRX

2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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2013 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2013 Subaru WRX
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Select style
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $16,229 $16,700
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
Select style
4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD 26 34 $17,235 $17,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GT FWD 23 30 $20,108 $20,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT SE AWD 23 30 $19,439 $20,295
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD 25 34 $15,319 $15,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 25 34 $16,373 $17,095
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GT FWD 22 31 $19,150 $19,995
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 18 25 $26,908 $28,095
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 23 $33,230 $34,695
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 22 $36,296 $37,895
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback ES FWD 24 32 $17,713 $18,495
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback GT FWD 22 29 $20,587 $21,495
Select style
4-Door Manual WRX Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX Limited 17 25 $27,586 $29,295
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX Premium 17 25 $26,663 $28,295
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,448 $34,295
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,564 $37,645
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,359 $25,795
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,589 $29,295
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,666 $28,295
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,308 $36,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,619
$17,235
$27,586
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,650
$17,995
$29,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$300 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient. The 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer models looks sharp and handles well--and the Ralliart and Evo provide all-wheel-drive performance thrills--but there are enough flaws to limit their appeal. The 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI are fun to drive, tractable in a wide range of conditions, and surprisingly comfortable and versatile; but the lack of an automatic transmission and poor fuel economy are factors that might limit their appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.100 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.600 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 54.100 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.700 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.900 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.300 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.300 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.300 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.000 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 69.400 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.200 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.500 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 180.000 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.700 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.200 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.700 103.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 12.300 11.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x - TBD - 10.900 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.43 x - TBD - 8.000 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.000 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.600 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.900 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 32.800 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 3.090 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/60R16 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/60R16 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 Compact T135/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 2932 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x - TBD - 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 145 @ 4250 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 4B11 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 148 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 29 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26 17
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.599 NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.552 2.350 - 0.520 3.166
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.452 NA 1.296
Trans Type
6 1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.708 NA 0.738
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.893 1.750 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.022 NA 1.882
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.591 5.410 3.900
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA 0.972
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.790 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.3 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8 4
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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