2020 MAZDA3 vs 2020 Subaru Impreza
2020 MAZDA3 2020 Subaru Impreza
Horsepower
  186 152
Sound System
  8 Speakers 4 Speakers
Adaptive Cruise Control
  Standard Available on other styles

2020 MAZDA3 vs 2020 Subaru Impreza

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As you compare the compact car models on the market today, you will discover that the popular Mazda3 directly competes with the Subaru Impreza. These vehicles are both available in sedan and hatchback body styles. The Mazda3 ventured into its fourth generation last year with exciting improvements to its design and performance capabilities. The Impreza's current generation was released in 2016. What are the other differences between these two models that could influence your purchase plans?

Exterior

Regardless of whether you choose to buy the sedan or hatchback version, the Mazda3 has an exterior style that you will love showing off. From the flat-nosed front end to the integrated spoiler at the rear, the Mazda3 reflects modern, flowing contours and lines. The headlights and taillights have a narrow, piercing design. The grille is underlined by a chrome bar that works its way upward and flows under the headlights. In comparison, the 2020 Subaru Impreza has a more traditional look with a steep angle down the hood and sharper lines down the side doors. The front headlights are larger than the Mazda3's headlights, and these lights string together via a single chrome bar.

Interior

Because the current Mazda3's last major refresh took place last year, its interior is refined and modern. Notably, the Mazda3 shows off a beautiful dashboard with accent stitching that draws attention to its horizontal flow. The color display screen rises above the dashboard with a modern flair and delivers access to features like Bluetooth hands-free communication methods, smart device integration, mapping, and more. From the heated steering wheel to the superior sound system, the Mazda3 provides all of the features that you want in a beautiful cabin. The 2020 Subaru Impreza's center console is directly integrated with the center stack, and the infotainment system's screen is integrated into the dashboard. A smaller screen is placed above the touch display screen, and it is mounted in a hexagonal port.

Performance

The Mazda3 for 2020 is fun to drive, and it produces spirited performance with a 2.4-liter Skyactiv®-G gas engine linked to an automatic transmission. Across the four available Mazda3 trims for 2020, you can take advantage of 186 horsepower, G-Vectoring Control Plus, electronic brakeforce distribution, and other equipment. The 2020 Subaru Impreza also comes with one powertrain option across its full trim line. This is a 2.0-liter Boxer engine that produces 152 horsepower. Most trims link this engine to a continuously variable transmission.

Our Schwartz Mazda team is available to show you the differences between the Mazda3 hatchback and sedan trim options, and we will fully support your comparison with a test drive experience. Reach out to our Schwartz Mazda associates today to continue your research.