Compare 2016 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2016 Subaru WRX

2016 Mazda MAZDA3
2016 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 $22,576 $23,595
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,083 $18,895
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $20,185 $21,095
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,678 $25,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,723 $24,795
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,571 $22,545
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,081 $17,845
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $19,183 $20,045
Mazda3 4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 25 37 $23,673 $24,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $18,753 $19,595
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,856 $21,795
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,389 $25,495
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $17,748 $18,545
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,851 $20,745
Mazda3 5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 26 35 $24,343 $25,445
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4-Door Sedan CVT Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX 4-Door Sedan CVT Limited 18 24 $29,701 $31,595
WRX 4-Door Sedan CVT Premium 18 24 $28,317 $30,095
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual 20 27 $25,094 $26,595
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual Limited 20 27 $28,601 $30,395
WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium 20 27 $27,217 $28,895
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan 17 23 $32,820 $34,695
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Lip Spoiler 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Wing Spoiler 17 23 $37,750 $39,995
WRX STI 4-Door Sedan Series.HyperBlue 17 23 $36,820 $38,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,576
$29,701
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,595
$31,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Mazda 3 is one of the best-driving and best-looking small cars, with a more premium feel than its (now even lower) price might suggest. The 2016 Subaru WRX and WRX STI lineup offers an all-wheel-drive rocket for just about any budget, and the latest updates help make these performance machines even more livable day to day.
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
41 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 93.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 12
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12.4
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 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P245/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60HR16 P245/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2930 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 4000 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 6000 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
41 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.50 - 1.03
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Type
6 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.89 2.35
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.02 -
Trans Order Code
NA CVT
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mazda Mazda3 Subaru WRX
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 8.4
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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