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

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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,513
9 listings nationwide

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2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$14,315
49 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

If you’re the type of driver who puts performance first—the kind who gets excited when you hear about the low CoG of a boxer engine and the on-edge performance of symmetrical AWD—the W...

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...

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

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
5
writes:
Great value for money
Handling Ranked 2014 Nissan GT-R Premium better.
"It is made to handle better then any other car out there"
writes:
Love this car. Track ready but road wise. Super easy to drive, has some cool awd features and real zippy
writes:
Great on the road, fast and good handles but I traded it for a family car, now I have a 2018 Toyota Camry and ...
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."

Specs

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
2013 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Touring
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
18 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
305 hp @ 6,000 RPM
263 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
290 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
280 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.2:1
9.5:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.92 in x 3.11 in
3.44 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 3 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 2 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional Standard
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.5 in 42 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 36.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19 cu ft 17 cu ft
Exterior
Length 173.8 in 177.6 in
Width 70.7 in 69.7 in
Height 58.1 in 57.5 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in 103.9 in

Available Options

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • Navigation System Package
  • 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • 10" Powered Subwoofer (DCJ)
  • Popular Package #1 (IYN)
  • SPT Black Exhaust Package
  • SPT Performance Exhaust
  • SPT Silver Exhaust Package
  • Sport Performance 1B
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

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