Subaru Impreza 2005 vs Mazda 3 2009

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Subaru Impreza
2005 - 2007
Mazda 3
2009 - 2011
Body: Estate car / wagonHatchback
Gearbox: Manual/AutomaticManual/Automatic
Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Subaru Impreza is available with four wheel (4x4) drive, while Mazda 3 can be equipped with front wheel drive.
Engines: 1.5 - 2.5 (petrol)1.6 - 2.5 (petrol, diesel)


Power: 105 - 230 HP105 - 260 HP
Torque: 142 - 320 NM145 - 400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.1 - 15.9 seconds6.1 - 13.1 seconds
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Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.9 - 10.34.4 - 9.6
Subaru Impreza petrol engines consumes on average 1.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than Mazda 3.
This comparison does not take engine capacity into account, so to compare the fuel consumption of specific engines, select the car version!


Length: 4.46 m4.47 m
Width: 1.70 m1.76 m
Height: 1.48 m1.47 m
Subaru Impreza is smaller, but slightly higher.
Subaru Impreza is 1 cm shorter than the Mazda 3, 6 cm narrower, while the height of Subaru Impreza is 1 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 356 litres481 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1360 litres
Mazda 3 has more luggage space.
Subaru Impreza has 125 litres less trunk space than the Mazda 3.
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.4 meters
The turning circle of the Subaru Impreza is 0.6 metres more than that of the Mazda 3, which means Subaru Impreza can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): ~ 1`340~ 1`856
Safety: no data
Quality: no data
above average
Average price (€): 30004200
Pros and Cons: Subaru Impreza has
  • available with 4x4 drive
  • only petrol engines available
  • lower price
Mazda 3 has
  • petrol and diesel engines available
  • lower fuel consumption for petrol engines
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
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