Compare 2014 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer vs 2014 Subaru WRX

2014 Mazda MAZDA3
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2014 Mitsubishi Lancer
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2014 Subaru WRX
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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 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
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4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT ES FWD 26 34 $17,330 $18,095
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT GT FWD 23 30 $20,539 $21,445
Lancer 4-Door Sedan CVT SE AWD 22 29 $19,822 $20,695
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual ES FWD 25 34 $16,468 $17,195
Lancer 4-Door Sedan Manual GT FWD 22 31 $19,582 $20,445
Lancer 4-Door Sedan TC-SST Ralliart AWD 18 25 $27,196 $28,395
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 23 $33,517 $34,995
Lancer Evolution 4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 22 $36,583 $38,195
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback ES FWD 24 32 $17,809 $18,595
Lancer Sportback 5-Door Sportback GT FWD 22 29 $21,018 $21,945
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,540 $25,995
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,771 $29,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,848 $28,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,635 $34,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,751 $37,845
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,543 $25,995
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,774 $29,495
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,851 $28,495
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,495 $36,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,766
$17,330
$24,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,795
$18,095
$25,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$302 / month
$433 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists. Driving enthusiasts will find that the Ralliart and Evo deliver thrilling performance; but a drab interior and general lack of refinement limit the appeal of other models in the 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer lineup. The 2014 Subaru WRX and STI lack an automatic transmission and decent fuel economy, but they're fun to drive in just about any weather, and they're comfortable for long commutes, too.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 26 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 34 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 93.5 94.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.1 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.7 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.9 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.3 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 36.1 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 39.6 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.3 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.2 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.7 103.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.4 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12.3 11.3
Brakes
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 NA 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.9 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 32.8 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16 P235/45WR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P205/60HR16 P235/45WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2848 2954 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5 17 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 130 110
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 2.5 L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 148 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 145 @ 4200 244 @ 4000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 29 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 34 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 26 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 5.41 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - 1.30
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 - 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 1.75 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 - 1.88
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.35 - 0.59 3.17
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 6.3 (Est) 8.6 (Est)
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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