Compare 2013 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2013 Subaru WRX

2013 Mazda MAZDA3
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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 $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
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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
$27,586
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,650
$29,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$488 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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 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 17 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 93.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 11.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.43 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
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)
10.94 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
35.8 N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 T135/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2950 3252
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 4100 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 25
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.452 1.296
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.708 0.738
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.893 3.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.022 1.882
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.591 3.900
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.972
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.599 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.552 3.166
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
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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