Compare 2021 Mazda MAZDA3 vs 2021 Subaru WRX

2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
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Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $31,916 $33,995
WRX Limited Manual 20 27 $30,170 $32,095
WRX Manual 20 27 $25,925 $27,495
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $30,025 $31,945
WRX Premium Manual 20 27 $28,278 $30,045
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 16 22 $39,564 $41,945
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 16 22 $39,564 $41,945
WRX STI Manual 16 22 $35,192 $37,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,751
$31,916
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,650
$33,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
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$567 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Mazda 3 straddles the mainstream and upscale markets with a quality cabin, power that ranges from pedestrian to plentiful, and available all-wheel drive. The 2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI pitch drivers on heady performance without the usual styling excess.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
- 43.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.1
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.2
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.6
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
- 104.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
- 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11.3
Brake Type
- 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 36
Steering Type
- Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
- P245/40WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P245/40WR18
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3371
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 18 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 258 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
- Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 18
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.51 - 1.13
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.90
Trans Type
- 8
Drivetrain
- All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.35
Trans Order Code
- NA
Trans Description Cont.
- CVT w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Subaru WRX
Body Style
- Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
- Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
- Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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2021 Mazda MAZDA3
  • 2021 Mazda3 selection looks good
  • Lease: From $203 for 36 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,750 off
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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2021 Subaru WRX
  • 2021 WRX selection limited
  • Lease: From $325 for 36 months
  • Rebates: None; sells at or near MSRP
  • Finance: From 2.49% APR for 72 months
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