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2016 Mazda3 in Denver CO

The Japanese car company Subaru has long made a name for itself by producing vehicles with character. Their fellow Japanese auto manufacturer Mazda has built a similar reputation for style and reliability. The 2016 Mazda3 in Denver, CO and the 2016 Subaru Impreza are both affordable sedans with surprising power, so they warrant a closer look to determine which vehicle is superior. 

2016 Mazda3 in Denver, CO- Lets see how the Impreza stacks up

Interior Comparison 

Both of these cars have interiors to please the technically savvy. The Mazda comes with Bluetooth connectivity and USB connections standard. The Mazda also features 6 speakers, dual vanity mirrors and interior air filtration. The Impreza is also entertaining on the inside, and it's the ideal choice for young drivers. The Impreza's available safety features include a driver's side knee airbag, a rear-view camera, lane departure warning and pre-collision breaking system. The Impreza also offers a standard 6.2 inch touchscreen interface, but buyers can upgrade to a 7 inch display. Safety is paramount in any vehicle, and the Impreza has a definite edge in this area. 

Driving and Handling

The 2016 Mazda3 in Denver, CO has long been regarded as one of the best cars in it's class. However, the Impreza is one of the best-noted rally cars in the world and it has a distinct advantage over other small sedans. The 2016 Mazda 3i trim is powered by a 2.0 liter 155 horsepower engine which produces 150 lb/ft of torque. The automatic transmission shifts gears smoothly as the 3 accelerates from 0-60 in an impressive 8.3 seconds. Like most Subaru's, the new Impreza is powered by the patented Boxer engine. The 148 hp 4 cylinder produces 145 lb/ft of torque. It accelerates from 0-60 almost as quickly as the Mazda 3, but it handles much better. The Impreza is the only car in its class that comes with standard all wheel drive. This additional pull from the front and back wheels make the Impreza handle like a much more expensive car. This transmission also means the car is less likely to get stuck in mud or on slick roads. In a straight forward drag race, the Mazda 3 would probably be victorious, but the Impreza is better suited for taking corners at high speeds.

Overall Impressions

The 2016 Mazda3 in Denver, CO is certainly an impressive vehicle, but the Impreza is more impressive for practical and performance reasons. The available 5 speed transmission averages 40 MPG on the highway as opposed to the Mazda's 41. However, this slight edge in fuel efficiency in no way makes up for Impreza's superior safety equipment, all-wheel drive and superior handling. Both vehicles begin at about teh same price, but the Impreza seems to be the better value. 

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