With the SUV and crossover markets so heated, it can be easy to forget about the battles going on in the compact car space. Mazda hasn’t forgotten though. The Mazda3 is better and more appealing than it has ever been before. Let’s see how it goes up against the best that Subaru has to offer in that space with our 2021 Mazda3 vs 2021 Subaru Impreza comparison at Sheehy Mazda. You can also check out our new inventory of Mazda3 models right here in Hagerstown, MD near Frederick, MD by clicking the link below. As always, feel free to reach out to us with the form on this page.
2021 Subaru Impreza
|Sedan or hatchback||Body styles||Sedan or hatchback|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||Available|
|227 HP / 310 Pound-Feet||Max Horsepower and Torque||152 HP / 145 Pound-Feet|
In terms of body styles, you can enjoy both of these models in either a sedan or a hatchback body style. Subaru is known for bringing the all-wheel-drive feature to all its models, including the compact Impreza, which has meant that it often topped any list for people solely looking for an AWD compact, but the Mazda3 doesn’t disappoint there either as it offers all-wheel drive on a majority of its 2021 models.
Both of these vehicles are remarkably similar in price, but interestingly, it’s the Mazda3 that brings the standard features with adaptive cruise control being a key highlight. With this feature, your Mazda3 will automatically adjust its cruise control speed to match the speed of traffic, accelerating to your set speed when the other inhabitants of the road allow for it.
In terms of what’s under the hood, the Mazda 3 will always come out on top. The max horsepower for the 2.5-liter turbo available in this compact car is off the charts. Even standard, the Mazda3 beats out the best that the Impreza can provide as it offers a 2.0-liter engine with 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque.