Compare 2015 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2015 Subaru Impreza

2015 Mazda MAZDA3
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 25 37 $22,814 $23,845
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 26 35 $23,290 $24,345
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,816 $24,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,961 $25,045
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,296 $25,395
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,438 $25,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,963 $26,095
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,443 $26,595
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4-Door Manual 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,381 $18,195
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,846 $18,695
4-Door CVT 2.0i 28 37 $18,298 $19,195
5-Door CVT 2.0i 28 37 $18,763 $19,695
4-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 28 37 $19,962 $20,995
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 24 33 $19,952 $20,995
5-Door CVT 2.0i Premium 28 37 $20,427 $21,495
5-Door CVT 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,869 $21,995
4-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 28 37 $21,164 $22,295
5-Door CVT 2.0i Limited 28 37 $21,630 $22,795
5-Door CVT 2.0i Sport Limited 28 37 $22,070 $23,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,474
$17,381
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,945
$18,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$303 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving small cars, with efficient engines and smooth transmissions that help give it a more premium feel than its price would suggest. The 2015 Subaru Impreza is tough, practical, and relatively attractive, offering a small all-wheel-drive package for those who need it without the big fuel-economy penalty it used to bring.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 96.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.9
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 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2781 2955
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 110
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 34
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.45
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.30
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.4 6.3 (Est)
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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