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2018 Mazda3 vs 2018 Subaru Impreza

2018 Mazda3 exterior front fascia and passenger side vs 2018 Subaru Impreza exterior front fascia and drivers side

We found a surprisingly close competitor for the 2018 Mazda3 in the 2018 Subaru Impreza. We give a side by side comparison for the Mazda3 and the Subaru Impreza. This will hopefully help anyone who is looking at these two vehicles to figure out just what gives the 2018 Mazda3 an advantage over the 2018 Subaru Impreza. For this comparison, we will take the 2018 Mazda3 Sport 4dr trim against the 2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i 4dr trim.

Let’s take a look at the table below to see some of the various specs and features that each vehicle has. We will look at the most commonly asked questions about these sedans, such as horsepower, torques, fuel economy, and cargo space. Then, we’ll break down the table to explain what the information means for those driving it. Hopefully, this will help determine which vehicle you may want to investigate further.

2018 Mazda3


2018 Subaru Impreza

155 hp Horsepower 152 hp
150 lb Torque 145 lb
31 mpg Combined Fuel Efficiency 26 mpg
13.2 gallons Fuel Capacity 13.2 gallons

Advantages of the 2018 Mazda3

As you can see above, the 2018 Mazda3 has a 155 hp, that’s just a bit more than the 2018 Subaru Impreza’s 152 hp. This narrow difference is continued in the torque, as the Mazda3 generates 150 lb while the Subaru Impreza has 145 lb.

The Subaru Impreza certainly gave the Mazda3 a run for its money, but in the end, the Mazda3 pulls ahead with more power and better fuel efficiency. While the two vehicles have the same fuel capacity of 13.2 gallons, the 2018 Mazda3 has an advantage of 5 mpg more than the 2018 Subaru Impreza. This better fuel efficiency gives the Mazda3 an edge, as you’ll find yourself needing to fill up more if you drive the Subaru Impreza.

If you have any questions about the new 2018 Mazda3, or want to schedule a test drive, be sure to give us a call!