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2014 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Mazda Mazda3, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Legacy will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda3.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda3, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda Mazda3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Legacy. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda Mazda3 and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda Mazda3 is much slimmer than the Subaru Legacy, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Mazda Mazda3 is slightly shorter than the Subaru Legacy, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Mazda Mazda3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda3 has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mazda Mazda3 has less horsepower than the Subaru Legacy, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda Mazda3 and the Subaru Legacy. The Mazda Mazda3 has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Legacy, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.

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2014 Mazda
Mazda3

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MSRP*: $16,945 - $25,995

2015 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,695 - $29,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.02% --
City MPG: 28 - 29 20 - 26
Highway MPG: 39 - 41 29 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $16,474 - $24,869 $20,487 - $27,739

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