The compact car segment is known for delivering efficient and comfortable small cars. The 2019 Mazda3 seeks to stand out in this segment, offering an added element of driving fun. How does the Mazda3 compare to competing small car models? Looking at the 2019 Mazda3 vs 2019 Subaru Impreza vs 2019 Toyota Corolla helps answer this question.
The 2019 Mazda3, 2019 Subaru Impreza and 2019 Toyota Corolla each come equipped with a four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. The SKYACTIV-G 2.5L engine powering the Mazda3 offers 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. The engine powering the Impreza is rated at 152 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque, while the Corolla checks in at 132 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque.
2019 Mazda3 models offer both front-wheel drive, and the i-ACTIV all-wheel drive system. The Impreza offers all-wheel drive, while the Corolla is only available in front-wheel drive.
A variety of features are offered on the 2019 Mazda3. These features are spread out over the multiple trim levels. Features offered on the car include: Push-button start, MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system, USB and Bluetooth connectivity, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Dual Zone Automatic climate control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and the Active Driving Display.
Multiple safety and driver assistance features are available on the 2019 Mazda3. Features offered include Smart City Brake support with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keep Assist, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Smart Brake Support and a rear-view camera.