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Mazda Mazda3 vs. Subaru Impreza Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2016 Subaru Impreza   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 Imprezas, 2.5 months of data per Impreza, average 2200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Mazda Mazda3 11
5.90062111801% 5.90062111801% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  71 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 9200 miles
2015 Subaru Impreza 5
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  56 Imprezas, 9.1 months of data per Impreza, average 9000 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 19
22% 22% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 19500 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Subaru Impreza 24
33.4285714286% 33.4285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  52 Imprezas, 9.8 months of data per Impreza, average 22200 miles

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 14
6.15763546798% 6.15763546798% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  55 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 32200 miles
2013 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 30900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2013 Subaru Impreza 17
12.0689655172% 12.0689655172% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  53 Imprezas, 9.4 months of data per Impreza, average 33900 miles
2013 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 WRX / STIs, 10.4 months of data per WRX / STI, average 34800 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.1 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 40900 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 10
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  78 Mazda3s, 9.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 43700 miles
2012 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 WRX / STIs, 9.5 months of data per WRX / STI, average 41000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Subaru Impreza 22
17.8571428571% 17.8571428571% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  49 Imprezas, 9.9 months of data per Impreza, average 50100 miles

Impreza redesigned for this model year. Some reports of excessive oil consumption in the Impreza.

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 17
6.32653061224% 6.32653061224% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.9 months of data per Mazda3, average 49200 miles
2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 22
14.4897959184% 14.4897959184% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  30 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.7 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 42500 miles

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 16
2.01465201465% 2.01465201465% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  88 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 66900 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 70100 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 41
23.6263736264% 23.6263736264% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  34 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 83200 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 12.0 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 68100 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  24 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 68300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 67
52.1978021978% 52.1978021978% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  51 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 90200 miles
2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 53
36.8131868132% 36.8131868132% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  31 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 91400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Mazda Mazda3 63
44.025974026% 44.025974026% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Mazda3s, 10.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 105600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.8 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 79200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 97000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 90
68.7969924812% 68.7969924812% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 109700 miles
2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 56
34.7117794486% 34.7117794486% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  29 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 88200 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2005 Mazda Mazda3 74
45.6916099773% 45.6916099773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Mazda3s, 8.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 117300 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 80
51.1337868481% 51.1337868481% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  41 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.5 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 118800 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Mazda3s, 8.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 125200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.2 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 125600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 159900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.8 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 118400 miles

* Small sample, members only.

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