2017 Mazda3 5-door vs. 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door

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2017 Mazda3 5-door

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2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door

More and more discerning drivers these days are turning to the five-passenger hatchback segment as an affordable, fuel-efficient alternative to a small crossover SUV, and it’s no wonder why! The 2017 Mazda3 5-door and 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door display much of what’s desirable about these vehicles in terms of versatility, while also guaranteeing you plenty of sophisticated features inside. When it comes to output and efficiency, though, the Mazda3 has the clear edge. Check out the numbers on both of these models, and then head to Mazda of Manchester for a closer look.

Performance Capabilities

When it comes to performance, the 2017 Mazda3 5-door soars above the competition. Its base engine is a 2.0L SKYACTIV®-G four-cylinder that generates 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Looking for even more power than that? the Touring and Grand Touring trim come with a 2.5L SKYACTIV®-G inline-four that’s good for 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Sadly, the only engine on offer from the 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-door is a 2.0L four-cylinder that pushes out just 152 hp and 145 lb-ft of torque.

Max Fuel Economy

Everyone would love to save some money at the pump, and in this area the much-lauded 2017 Mazda3 5-door once again pulls ahead of the competition. The 2.5L four-cylinder engine on the Mazda3 5-door is able to get up to an EPA-estimated 37 mpg highway and 28 mpg city, matching the numbers of the 2.0L four-cylinder engine on the Subaru Impreza 5-door’s 2.0L four-cylinder engine, although still beating it in terms of output. For even better fuel economy, though, the Mazda3 5-door’s 2.0L inline-four is able to get up to an EPA-estimated 40 mpg highway and 29 mpg city when equipped with the iEloop regenerative braking system.

Take a Tour in the 2017 Mazda3 5-door

Power and efficiency are only the start of what makes the 2017 Mazda3 5-door such an attractive alternative to other models in the small hatchback segment, which includes popular but also lesser competitors like the new Honda Fit. The Mazda3 also boasts a wealth of premium safety and technology features, proving that this hatchback quandary is really a no-brainer! Vernon and South Windsor drivers can see for themselves by choosing a model in our lineup to take for a test drive at Mazda of Manchester. We’re also happy to talk to you about your financing options, so feel free to contact us anytime at (860) 645-4100.