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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3 Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 than the Subaru Impreza WRX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza WRX will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Impreza WRX as you will with the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Subaru Impreza WRX is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza WRX is a little wider than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Subaru Impreza WRX is slightly shorter than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Impreza WRX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza WRX has a smaller turning radius than the Mazda MAZDASPEED3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Mazda MAZDASPEED3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru Impreza WRX as you will in the Mazda MAZDASPEED3.

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

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
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2013 Mazda
MAZDASPEED3

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MSRP*: $24,200
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 19 18
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 --
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $24,543 - $34,495 $23,143

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