The Subaru Impreza and Mazda3 are a couple of stylish compact cars. They're both efficient and lots of fun to drive. To help drivers in Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown, NJ choose the right one for you, Paul Miller Subaru put this 2020 Subaru Impreza vs. Mazda3 comparison together.

Interior Dimensions & Design

Both the Subaru Impreza and Mazda3 are available as either a sedan or a hatchback. Each one offers seating for five and plenty of convenient cargo room. However, the Impreza offers more room to relax in both styles.

It features plenty of space to get comfortable behind the wheel with 39.8 inches of headroom and 43.1 inches of legroom. Your passengers will also be able to stretch their legs with 36.5 inches of legroom in the second row. Plus, it's built for three people to sit together with 55.6 inches of rear shoulder room.

The Mazda3 has a slightly smaller cabin. Taller drivers will notice a difference with 38 inches of headroom and 42.3 inches of legroom. Passengers in the back will have less room, too, with 35.1 inches of legroom and 53.4 inches of shoulder room.

Learn more about the Subaru Impreza interior!

Safety & Capability

The Subaru Impreza delivers a safe and stable drive with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. It features a Traction Control System that'll help you grip the road in just about any driving conditions.

Whether you're dealing with a big storm or driving on a sunny day, EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology will be looking out for you. This standard system helps prevent accidents with smart safety features, such as:

  • Pre-Collision Braking
  • Pre-Collision Throttle Management
  • Lane Departure and Sway Warning
  • Advanced Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering

The Mazda3 also comes with a series of similar driver-assistance features. However, it's not as capable with standard front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on the hatchback, but it's not even offered on the sedan.  

Fuel Economy

The Impreza can also make your commute more convenient by helping you make fewer stops for gas. Its 2.0L 4-cylinder SUBARU BOXER® engine works helps both the sedan and the hatchback get up to an EPA-estimated 28 MPG city and 36 MPG highway. A 5-speed manual transmission comes standard, but an efficient Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is also available.

The Mazda3 is also efficient as both a sedan and a hatchback. It runs on a slightly larger 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. While it offers a similar performance, it can't quite deliver the same fuel economy. With its EPA-estimated 26 MPG city and 35 MPG highway, you'll have to stop for gas more often. It also gives you control with a 6-speed manual transmission, but its 6-speed automatic isn't quite as efficient as the Subaru's CVT.

Test Drive a Sporty Compact Car

Contact Paul Miller Subaru to test drive the sporty and stylish Subaru Impreza. It offers great fuel economy, a capable drivetrain, and a comfortable cabin to drivers in Parsippany, Wayne, and Morristown, NJ. Contact us to learn more about our Subaru Impreza vs. Mazda3 comparison or visit our dealership.

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