Subaru WRX vs Mazda Mazda 3 Comparison

    Subaru WRX

    Mazda Mazda 3

    2024 Subaru
    WRX
    vs
    2024 Mazda
    Mazda 3
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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
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    7.8
    0.0
    Based on the Subaru WRX
    Based on the Mazda Mazda 3 G20 TOURING VISION
    Best suitable for...
    FunFun
    City drivingCity driving
    Fuel Efficiency
    63L
    536 to 624 km
    51L
    296 to 337 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $45,990 - $58,990
    $30,470 - $42,470
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    CarExpert's Take

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    William Stopford
    News Editor
    William Stopford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Elegant exterior
    • Upscale interior
    • Sporty handling
    Misses
    • Ride could be smoother
    • Cabin could be quieter, roomier
    • Powertrain merely average

    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

    NA
    • Metallic Paint Premium (+$595)

    Colours Available

    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

    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

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJELECT DIRECT INJ, DIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    23871998 - 2488
    Size (L)
    2.4L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    FLAT TURBO 4INLINE 4
    Camshaft
    VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMVARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    1616
    Power
    202kW114kW - 139kW
    Power RPM
    56006000
    Torque
    350Nm200Nm - 252Nm
    Torque RPM
    20004000
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    10.613

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