We are 107,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

Mazda Mazda3 vs. Subaru Impreza Reliability

Show details
Results are for year ending September 30, 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 Mazda Mazda3 30
56.4935064935% 56.4935064935% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 5.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 4900 miles
2016 Subaru Impreza 10
4.54545454545% 4.54545454545% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  41 Imprezas, 5.9 months of data per Impreza, average 4900 miles

 

2015 Mazda Mazda3 14
11.9047619048% 11.9047619048% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  80 Mazda3s, 9.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 14100 miles
2015 Subaru Impreza 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  60 Imprezas, 10.2 months of data per Impreza, average 14900 miles

 

2014 Mazda Mazda3 18
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  95 Mazda3s, 9.7 months of data per Mazda3, average 24700 miles

Redesigned.
2014 Subaru Impreza 18
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  52 Imprezas, 10.1 months of data per Impreza, average 28800 miles

 

2013 Mazda Mazda3 16
10.0985221675% 10.0985221675% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  56 Mazda3s, 9.6 months of data per Mazda3, average 37500 miles
2013 Subaru Impreza 11
0.246305418719% 0.246305418719% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Imprezas, 9.9 months of data per Impreza, average 39500 miles
2013 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 WRX / STIs, 8.8 months of data per WRX / STI, average 37200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2012 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.6 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 46200 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2012 Mazda Mazda3 15
8.12807881773% 8.12807881773% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  76 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 52500 miles
2012 Subaru WRX / STI   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  12 WRX / STIs, 10.3 months of data per WRX / STI, average 47400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2012 Subaru Impreza 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  45 Imprezas, 10.4 months of data per Impreza, average 58700 miles

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

 

2011 Mazda Mazda3 11
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 53500 miles
2011 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 29
21.0622710623% 21.0622710623% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  30 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 11.1 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 47800 miles

 

2010 Mazda Mazda3 27
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  84 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 71400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70600 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2010 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 66
75.2747252747% 75.2747252747% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 77800 miles

 

2009 Mazda Mazda3 34
18.221574344% 18.221574344% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  35 Mazda3s, 10.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 86000 miles

Includes 2008.5s.
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 10.7 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 70200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2009 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  19 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.3 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 71700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Mazda Mazda3 54
37.9120879121% 37.9120879121% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  47 Mazda3s, 10.4 months of data per Mazda3, average 95400 miles
2008 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 63
47.8021978022% 47.8021978022% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 7.6 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 98200 miles

Redesigned for this model year.

 

2007 Mazda MazdaSpeed3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 MazdaSpeed3s, 9.5 months of data per MazdaSpeed3, average 80500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2007 Mazda Mazda3 57
34.7290640394% 34.7290640394% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  46 Mazda3s, 9.1 months of data per Mazda3, average 106600 miles

First model year for the MazdaSpeed3.
2007 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  15 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 8.9 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 105000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2006 Mazda Mazda3 57
40.0269541779% 40.0269541779% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Mazda3s, 9.3 months of data per Mazda3, average 113400 miles
2006 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 56
38.948787062% 38.948787062% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  26 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 10.0 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 96300 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2005 Mazda Mazda3 91
56.1833688699% 56.1833688699% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Mazda3s, 9.5 months of data per Mazda3, average 120600 miles

Prone to rust where the roads are salted.
2005 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport 89
54.4776119403% 54.4776119403% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  36 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 116500 miles

Head gaskets are a common expensive problem with older Subarus.

 

2004 Mazda Mazda3   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Mazda3s, 8.2 months of data per Mazda3, average 126200 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 124300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2002 Subaru Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Impreza / WRX / Outback Sports, 9.4 months of data per Impreza / WRX / Outback Sport, average 114800 miles

* Small sample, members only.

Return to top

Was this information useful?

We're glad we could help! Share this page:

We're so sorry! Tell us how we can improve it.

Take the TrueDelta survey on your car and get free access to all of the data on this page. Click here to get started!
See reliability results for all Sedans and Hatchbacks.
See reliability results for all Mazda and Subaru vehicles.

Mazda Mazda3 vs. Subaru Impreza Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Mazda Mazda3 or Subaru Impreza reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Mazda Mazda3 and the Subaru Impreza truly differ in reliability.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Mazda Mazda3 and Subaru Impreza reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Mazda Mazda3 and the Subaru Impreza were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Mazda Mazda3 and the Subaru Impreza have been recently.

See TrueDelta's information for all Sedans and Hatchbacks.
See TrueDelta's information for all Mazda models and Subaru models.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Mazda Mazda3

2015 Mazda Mazda3 Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
It was neck and neck between the Mazda3 and the MINI COOPER. I had my heart set on the MINI, but reliability was the deciding factor. I spent countless hours researching vehicles over the last several months and was very dismayed at all the mechanical issues that plague the MINI. On the other hand the Mazda3 seems to be very much trouble free. I really wanted a MINI, but I knew its 'cool' fun to drive personality wouldn't be enough to overcome the reliability headaches I could expect. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
2012 4dr Hatch 155-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I do have to hand it to this car; it's been DEAD RELIABLE. Nothing has been broken enough to warrant a trip to the shop. THe only issue I had was with the heater fan making noise, and then the heater stopped working at the end of last winter, but it is woring normally now, without a repair. full 2012 Mazda Mazda3 review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Subaru Impreza

2015 Subaru Impreza Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Subaru is legendary for the durability & craftsmanship of the engine, powertrain, and vehicle frame. The interior may not be luxury, but that's fine by me. full 2013 Subaru Impreza review
2012 4dr Hatch 148-horsepower 2.0L H4
6-speed shiftable CVT AWD
Ultimately it was Subaru's predicted reliability past 50,000 miles that had us make our final decision between this car and a Volkswagen (Jetta or Passat). full 2012 Subaru Impreza review