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2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza Review

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Comfort
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Impreza. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, 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). The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza. 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 MAZDASPEED3 and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 is a little wider than the Subaru Impreza, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Impreza. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 and the Subaru Impreza. The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Mazda MAZDASPEED3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.

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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
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City MPG: 18 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 25 33 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $23,143 $17,569 - $21,978

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