Mazda MAZDASPEED3 vs Subaru Impreza WRX Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,441
49 listings nationwide

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$17,896
46 listings nationwide
3 GREAT deals
4 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
Michael Perkins Preview:

One of the joys of writing about the automobile industry is typing out some of the ridiculous names manufacturers dream up. Start with some ridiculous letter/number combo from Infiniti...

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Michael Perkins Preview:

It’s never easy coming to the end of an era, especially one that should’ve ended already. With the WRX, everyone expected to see a new version by now. The Impreza upon which it’s based...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
45
writes:
Alot of power and very fun to drive. The only thing is when u put ur foot down, hold on to that steering wheel
writes:
I love it. Fantastic car
Handling Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe worse.
"LSD and elctronic assisted steering rack"
Back Seats Ranked 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe worse.
"More space and 4 doors. More comfy too"
writes:
Quick nice drive around town. I have only had my Speed3 for about 2 weeks, but I get great power and gas milea...
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatchback worse.
"The steering is tighter as well as the suspension. "
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Focus SE Hatchback worse.
"They are better fit to keep you in the seat on corners than the ford."
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
writes:
I chose the car because of AWD and the performance of the car.
writes:
power, four wheel drive, resale value
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2014 Ford Focus ST better.
"Comfortable "
Family Car Ranked 2014 Ford Focus ST better.
"Easy with baby"

Specs

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
19 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 16.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
263 hp @ 5,500 RPM
265 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
244 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
8.4:1
Displacement
2,300 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.44 in x 3.7 in
3.92 in x 3.11 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 3 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 2 stars --
Side Pole Driver 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42 in 43.5 in
Back Legroom 36.2 in 33.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17 cu ft 11.3 cu ft
Exterior
Length 177.6 in 180.3 in
Width 69.7 in 70.7 in
Height 57.5 in 58.1 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.3 in

Available Options

2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring

Exterior Colors

  • Black Mica
  • Crystal White Pearl Mica/Black
  • Liquid Silver Metallic/Black
  • Velocity Red Mica/Black

Option Packages

  • MAZDASPEED Tech PKG
2014 Subaru Impreza WRX
Base

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • Popular Package #2 (IYO)
  • Popular Package #2B
  • SPT Performance Exhaust
  • Sport Performance 1A

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