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Features Comparison: Mazda Mazda3 vs. Subaru Impreza / WRX

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Model Year 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014
Model Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3 Mazda3 Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX Impreza / WRX
Trim i SV i Sport i Touring i Grand Touring s Touring s Grand Touring 2.0i 2.0i Premium 2.0i Limited WRX WRX Premium WRX Limited WRX STI WRX STI Limited
Engines (show)  
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
155 hp@6000
148 lb-ft@4000
                   
2.5L I4
DOHC-4v
184 hp@5700
185 lb-ft@3250
                       
2.0L H4
DOHC-4v
148 hp@6200
145 lb-ft@4200
                     
turbocharged
2.0L H4
DOHC-4v
268 hp@5600
258 lb-ft@2000
                     
turbocharged
2.5L H4
DOHC-4v
305 hp@6000
290 lb-ft@4000
                       
Transmissions (show)  
6-speed manual                
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic                
5-speed manual                  
CVT                          
6-speed manually-shiftable CVT                        
Drivetrains (show)  
FWD                
AWD            
Tires (show)  
205/60HR16 tires                
215/45WR18 tires                        
195/65HR15 tires                        
205/55VR16 tires                  
205/50VR17 tires                        
235/45WR17 tires                  
245/40WR18 tires                        
Audio Systems (show)  
Unbranded, 4 speakers                    
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)                    
Kicker, 7 speakers (with subwoofer)                      
Unbranded, 6 speakers              
Accessories (show)  
Adaptive cruise controlAutomatically maintains set distance behind preceding vehicle as well as set speed. Minimum speed around 30 mph. Replaces regular cruise control, and includes its value.                          
Cruise control      
Power front side windowsOften must be ordered with power rear side windows, if these are available.
Power locks
Power rear side windows
Proximity keyEnter and start the vehicle without removing the key from your pocket.                    
Regenerative braking, capacitor-basedSmart alternator charges a capacitor while braking, to improve fuel economy.                          
Remote keyless entryUnlock and lock the car using buttons on the keyfob.
Remote startStart the car using a button on the keyfob. Interior can be a comfortable temperature as soon as you get in.            
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual
Universal garage door openerHomelink.
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety (show)  
4-wheel disc brakesRear disc brakes.
911 assistAutomatically contacts 911 through a linked cell phone in the event of a severe collision.                    
AlarmOnly listed when pricing a single model because insufficient data for all cars.            
Antilock brakes (ABS)Automatically pulse the brakes in hard stops to prevent wheels from locking up, making it possible to brake and steer at the same time.
Automatic braking, high-speedIf collision detection system senses imminent collision, applies moderate braking.                          
Automatic braking, low-speedAutomatically brakes car to avoid low-speed collisions.                          
Blind spot warning systemMirror-mounted lights indicate when another vehicle is in a blind spot.                    
Brake assistWhen a panic stop is sensed, fully applies the brakes.
Forward collision alertAlerts driver when approaching the preceding car too quickly.                          
Front airbagsMandatory, in all cars.
Front seat active head restraintsAutomatically move forward when the vehicle is rear-ended.          
Hill start assistApplies the brakes to hold the vehicle in place on an incline. Incomplete data, so only displayed when pricing a single vehicle.            
Knee airbag, driver                      
Lane departure warning systemAlerts driver when the vehicle seems to be wandering out of the lane.                          
Obstacle detection, rearBeeps signal distance to object behind vehicle. Parking aid.                
Performance braking system (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                        
Rear cross-traffic detectionWarns of traffic coming from either direction when vehicle is in reverse, to prevent accidents when backing out of parking spaces.                    
Rearview cameraRearview camera connected to display screen on the instrument panel. Often requires navigation system.                
Rollover sensorDeploys extended duration side curtain airbags when the vehicle rolls over. Usually included on tall vehicles. Rare on others.            
Side curtain airbagsAirbags contained just above the window level. Except in cars without a rear seat usually cover first and second row.
Stability controlSelectively applies the brakes to prevent excessive understeer or oversteer (spinning).
Termporary spare tire
Tire-pressure monitorTwo types: a warning light when a tire is low on air and a pressure readout for each tire.
Traction controlWhen a drive wheel slips, it is braked and/or engine power is reduced, restoring traction.
Cargo Management (show)  
Cargo mat                
Cargo net
Cargo tray
Console with shifter
Overhead sunglass holderUsually part of an overhead console.                    
Roof rackIncludes side rails and crossbars.                  
Climate Control and Infotainment (show)  
Air conditioning
App supportTouchscreen and/or voice control over apps that can include online search, Facebook, Twitter, Pandora, OpenTable, and MovieTickets.com. Requires connected compatible phone. Fees may apply after first three years.          
Audio controls on steering wheel  
Automatic climate control, frontMaintains set temperature in front row. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.        
Aux inputJack for an iPod or similar device. No value because of incomplete data. Will soon be standard on nearly every car.
Bluetooth audio streamingUses Bluetooth rather than a cable to integrate audio device. Requires compatible audio device and/or phone.  
Bluetooth cell phone linkEnables hands-free communication by wirelessly connecting a cell phone to a microphone and the vehicle's stereo speakers.  
CD player  
Dual-zone climate controlTemperature can be separately set for left and right sides of the passenger compartment. Requires air conditioning and does not include its value.                    
HD radioHigh-definition radio, which broadcasts a digital signal. Free, no subscription fees.                
Interior air filterFilters exterior air before it enters the passenger compartment. No default value because most cars have them, even in cases where they're not in the official list of features.
MP3-compatible playerAudio system capable of playing discs with MP3 files.  
Navigation systemScreen-based navigation system.          
Rain-sensing wipersWipers automatically turn on and adjust their speed based on input from a rain sensor.                          
Rear defrost
Rear heat ductsDucts under front seats direct heated air to the second row.
Satellite radioXM or Sirius. Includes a subscription for three to six months, after which monthly fees apply.          
SMS text-to-speech readerConverts text messages to speech.                
Subwoofer (add on)No value because no way to compare across models.            
Surround sound                    
Traffic informationInformation about traffic conditions. Monthly fee after first 3-12 months.                
USB portOften permits an iPod or phone to be integrated into the vehicle's entertainment system and controls.
Variable intermittent wipersTime between wipes can be precisely adjusted.  
Voice control for nav and audioSometimes also includes voice control over climate control system.          
Wiper de-icerHeating elements defrost area where front wipers rest.            
Exterior (show)  
Active grille shuttersClose grille openings when not needed to reduce aerodynamic drag.                          
Additional chrome trimOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                    
Black grille (optional)                        
Body kitSide skirts and possibly a front air dam and rear apron.                  
Bodyside moldingsMoldings on the bodysides, to protect against door dings in parking lots.            
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)Chrome or polished metal exhaust tip.  
Hood scoopScoop on the hood, often not functional and purely decorative.                  
Mud guardsFlaps mounted behind two to four wheels, to protect the body from mud and rocks.                  
Paint, special red                
Paint, special white                
Rear spoilerCan be small lip spoiler or a larger raised spoiler.        
Sunroof      
Tall rear wing-type spoilerLarge spoiler stands well above the trunk or hatch.                        
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors (show)  
Auto-dimming headlightsHigh beams automatically turned on and off.                          
Auto-dimming rearview mirrorInterior rearview mirror automatically dims when hit by headlights of following vehicle.
Automatic headlightsHeadlights automatically turn on and off. Includes value of automatic-off headlights.                        
Automatic-off headlightsHeadlights automatically turn off.              
CompassWe haven't given this feature a value because it's hard to tell which cars have it.
Digital instruments                  
Fog lightsLight wide area close in front of the vehicle.        
Head-up display (HUD)Projects various instrument readouts onto the windshield. Image actually appears to be floating over the nose of the car. Enables driver to keep eyes on the road.                        
Heated mirrorsClears ice and fog from mirrors.    
Illuminated visor mirror, driverIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.                    
Illuminated visor mirror, passengerIncludes value of non-illuminated vanity mirror.                    
Interior ambient lightingLEDs in the ceiling or door panels cast a soft glow over the interior.                
LED tail lights (optional)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                        
Map lightsFront row reading lights.  
Outside temperature display  
Power mirrorsIncludes value of manual remote mirrors.
Steering-linked headlightsHeadlights swivel when steering wheel is turned.                          
TachometerReports engine speed.  
Trip computerReports average fuel economy, and perhaps also instantaneous fuel economy, distance to empty, average speed, and other stats.  
Turn signals on or near mirrors                
Upgraded instrumentsOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                        
Visor mirror, driver        
Visor mirror, passenger        
Xenon HID headlightsProvide a brighter, whiter light than halogen headlights.                  
Powertrain (show)  
Adjustable center differentialThe center differential can be manually adjusted to vary the torque split front to rear.                        
Limited-slip front differentialWhen one front wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.                        
Limited-slip rear differentialWhen one rear wheel spins, the differential locks up, sending power to the wheel with better traction.                        
Oil coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                  
Steering-wheel-mounted transmission controlsPaddles or buttons that can be used to manually shift the transmission. Only listed when optional or not always included with an automatic transmission.                    
Seats and Interior Trim (show)  
Front buckets          
Front sport buckets                  
Second-row 3-person bench                          
Second-row 2-section 3-person split bench  
All-weather floor matsAll-weather floormats.                
Center armrest(s), front row
Center armrest(s), second row                  
Door sill trim plates            
Floor mats
Folding second row seatsSeat folds to enlarge cargo area. Unless the seat is also removable, it usually folds flat or nearly flat.
Heated front seats      
Leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are trimmed in leather; other upholstery tends to be leatherette.                  
Leather-wrapped steering wheel      
Manual height adjuster, driver seat      
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seatManually adjustable lower back support.                      
Metal pedals                  
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat                      
Power height adjuster, driver seat                      
Power recliner, driver seat                      
Synthetic leather seating surfacesA.k.a vinyl, leatherette, MB-Tex, NuLuxe.                        
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfacesSeating surfaces are part leather, part synthetic suede.                          
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires (show)  
Alloy wheels      
Power steering coolerOnly listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                        
Sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                      
Ultra-sport suspension (upgrade)Only listed if not standard on all trims. No value because no way to compare across models.                        
Wheel locksLug nuts that can only be removed using a special key. Prevents theft of wheels.

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Option Package Contents

Technology Package

Features
Rearview camera
Dual-zone climate control
Overhead sunglass holder
Surround sound
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
HD radio
SMS text-to-speech reader
911 assist
App support
Navigation system
Automatic climate control, front
Illuminated visor mirror, driver
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger
Satellite radio
Bose, 9 speakers (with subwoofer)

Touring Technology Package

Features
Forward collision alert
Active grille shutters
Regenerative braking, capacitor-based
Adaptive cruise control
Auto-dimming headlights
Lane departure warning system
Automatic braking, low-speed
Automatic braking, high-speed

Moonroof Package

Features
Leather-wrapped steering wheel
205/50VR17 tires

Navigation Package

Features
Satellite radio
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
SMS text-to-speech reader
App support
Navigation system
Navigation system

All Weather Package

Features
Wiper de-icer
Heated mirrors
Heated front seats

Moonroof Package

Features
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)

Navigation Package

Features
Satellite radio
Voice control for nav and audio
Traffic information
SMS text-to-speech reader
App support
Navigation system
Navigation system

What Our Members Are Saying about the Available Features of the 2014 Mazda Mazda3

2014 Mazda Mazda3 Available Features: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Hatch 184-horsepower 2.5L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
If Inspector Gadget ever decided to upgrade from his '83 Toyota Supra Gadgetmobile, he'll probably buy a Mazda. I haven't seen this many gadgets since CES a few years ago. Granted, I was driving the $25,000 top-spec Touring S, but for that pricetag, you get Radar Cruise Control, a speedometer HUD(!), Keyless Entry & Start, Rearview Camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Swiveling Front Headlights, Rain-Sensing Wipers, Automatic Braking (If an obstacle is in the road), Plus a very intiutive 7-inch touchscreen with Mazda's infotainment system.
 

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