Mazda Mazda 3 vs Subaru WRX Comparison

    Mazda Mazda 3

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    2024 Mazda
    Mazda 3
    vs
    2024 Subaru
    WRX
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the small category, between scores of 7.4 and 8.6.
    0.0
    8.0
    7.8
    0.0
    Based on the Mazda Mazda 3 G20 TOURING
    Based on the Subaru WRX CLUB SPEC (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    City drivingCity driving
    FunFun
    Fuel Efficiency
    51L
    296 to 337 km
    63L
    536 to 624 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $30,470 - $42,470
    $47,490 - $59,790
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    CarExpert's Take

    Max Davies
    Marketplace Journalist
    Max Davies drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Incredibly stylish inside and out
    • Solid, sporty handling
    • Packed full of tech
    Misses
    • Compromised cabin space
    • Overreactive driver monitoring
    • Only adequate performance
    Scott Collie
    Head of Content
    Scott Collie drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Chassis upgrades are a step forward
    • Recaro seats hug you in the right places
    • Yes, we love that rear wing
    Misses
    • Still not nearly noisy enough
    • For a Club Spec, it's quite tame
    • The performance game has moved on

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Optional Features

    • Metallic Paint Premium (+$595)
    NA

    Colours Available

    The Mazda 3 is available in the following finishes:

    • Platinum Quartz Metallic
    • Sonic Silver Metallic
    • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
    • Jet Black Mica
    • Snowflake White Pearl Mica

    The following finishes cost an additional $495:

    • Polymetal Grey Metallic
    • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
    • Machine Grey Metallic

    Colour options vary depending on the body style. The sedan offers eight colour options while the Sportswagon offers the same range of colours except for Solar Orange.

    • Crystal Black
    • Sapphire Blue
    • WR Blue
    • Magnetite Grey
    • Ignition Red
    • Ice Silver
    • Ceramic White

    Only available for the WRX Sedan:

    • Solar Orange

    Specs

    Type
    ELECT DIRECT INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJTURBO DIRECT F/INJ
    Size (cc)
    1998 - 24882387
    Size (L)
    2.5L, 2.0L2.4L
    Induction
    INLINE 4FLAT TURBO 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    114kW - 139kW202kW
    Power RPM
    60005600
    Torque
    200Nm - 252Nm350Nm
    Torque RPM
    40002000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    1310.6

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