2016 Mazda3 Versus 2016 Subaru Impreza in Downers Grove, IL

Mazda3 Inventory    Schedule Mazda Test Drive    Finance A Mazda    Contact Pugi Mazda


There are many options available for drivers in the Downers Grove, IL area looking for a performance-minded compact sedan at a low price. The 2016 Mazada3 with its sporty handling and the AWD 2016 Subaru Impreza are both popular choices. However, when it comes down to it there is a definite superior model between the two. To determine which, we've compared the 2016 Mazda3 i Grand Touring to the 2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited.

Read on to learn about the qualities of each model, or jump ahead to our new vehicle inventory.

2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Subaru Impreza: Performance Specs

Mazda has built its reputation on its exciting drive character, found in every model in its lineup including the peppy 2016 Mazda3. It's not only a lot of fun, however. It also has better fuel economy than the 2016 Subaru Impreza, thanks to its SKYACTIV®-G engine and SKYACTIV®-Drive transmission. Its excellent performance is part of why the Mazda3 has landed on Car and Driver's "10Best" list for ten years running.


2016 Mazda3VS.2016 Subaru Impreza
2.0L 4-CylinderEngine2.0L 4-Cylinder
155 HPHorsepower148 HP
150 lb.-ft.Torque145 lb.-ft.
6-speed shiftable automaticTransmissionCVT with manual shift mode
30 MPG city/41 MPG hwyFuel Economy28 MPG city/37 MPG hwy

2016 Mazda3 vs. 2016 Subaru Impreza: Interior Features & Technology

Kelley Blue Book named the Mazda3 one of the "10 Tech-Savviest Cars Starting Under $20,000". Which just goes to show that the Mazda3 has a huge advantage over the 2016 Subaru Impreza when it comes to technology and other features. It is also amazingly well laid out, with thoughtfully placed controls. By comparison, some drivers think the 2016 Subaru Impreza is rather plain on the inside. To explore the interior for themselves, drivers should visit our dealership in Downers Grove to take a test drive.


Interior Features: 

  • The Mazda3 has a larger rear seat than the Subaru Impreza, and a larger cargo area.
  • The Mazda3 has a power-adjustable sport driver's seat with lumbar support; the Impreza has a manually adjustable driver's seat without lumbar support.
  • The Mazda3 has dual-zone automatic climate control, and the Impreza does not.
  • Both models include heated seats.


  • Keyless entry and push-button start are standard on the Mazda3, but not on the Subaru Impreza.
  • Both models do come with a rearview camera.
  • The Mazda3 is available with blind spot monitoring and a rear cross traffic alert.
  • Both models have an infotainment system with navigation and 7-in. touchscreen display, though MAZDA CONNECT™ includes Internet radio, voice command, and a text message reader.
  • The Mazda3 has a Bose® 9-speaker surround sound audio system.

2016 Mazda3 For Sale in Downers Grove, IL

The Mazda3 not only has better performance, but several more features that drivers in the Downers Grove, IL area look for. But what about price? The 2016 Mazda3 i Grand Touring has a starting MSRP of $22,545. The 2016 Subaru Impreza 2.0i Limited has a starting MSRP of $22,595. Despite near identical pricing, it is easy to see which has better value.

Test-drive the new 2016 Mazda3 at Pugi Mazda today in Downers Grove, IL. Have questions about our inventory or about auto financing at our Mazda dealership? Call (877) 827-9086 or fill out our contact form.


Pugi Mazda

1850 Ogden Ave
Directions & Hours Downers Grove, IL 60515

  • Sales: (630) 964-9500
  • Service: (630) 964-9500
  • Parts: (630) 964-9500

Make an Inquiry


  • Monday 9am - 9pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 9pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 9pm
  • Thursday 9am - 9pm
  • Friday 9am - 9pm
  • Saturday 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday Closed