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2023 Mazda Mazda3 vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

Picture of the 2023 Mazda Mazda3

2023 Mazda
Mazda3

MSRP*: $22,550 to $34,000
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $23,495 to $36,695
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MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 37 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 227 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 183.5 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 35.1 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 38.0 in
Rear 36.7 - 37.3 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

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.

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.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda Mazda3 is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Legacy.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda3 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.

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.