2019 Mazda3 4-Door FWD

2019 Mazda3

2019 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

2019 Subaru Legacy

2019 Mazda3 vs. 2019 Subaru Legacy

2019 Mazda3


2019 Subaru Legacy
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L inline-4
186 hp


175 hp
186 lb-ft


174 lb-ft
27 mpg city/36 mpg highway*

Max Fuel Efficiency

25 mpg city/34 mpg highway

Starting Price


Searching for a new sedan or hatchback in Longmont? The 2019 Mazda3 and 2019 Subaru Legacy are two strong choices, elevating the traditional sedan into an elegant driving experience — but the newly redesigned Mazda3 takes this refinement a few steps further, offering Loveland drivers additional power, fuel economy, and styling, all for a lower starting price.

2019 Mazda3 vs. Legacy: Performance

While housing similar engines, the Mazda3 edges out the Legacy in terms of power and fuel economy. If you’re looking for more thrills with fewer trips to the Firestone pump, Mazda is the way to go.

  • Engine: The Mazda3 comes standard with a 186-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which achieves 186 lb-ft of torque. The Legacy’s standard 2.5L engine only reaches a maximum 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque.
  • Fuel Economy: Enjoy fewer fuel-ups in the Mazda3, which is able to achieve up to 27 mpg city/36 mpg highway.* Subaru’s specs clock in at 25 mpg city/34 mpg highway.
  • AWD: While both models are available with all-wheel drive, Mazda ups the driving experience with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY Vehicle Dynamics with G-Vectoring Control Plus, which provides reactive traction during sudden shifts in Boulder weather.
2019 Mazda3 Sedan on the road

2019 Mazda3 vs. Legacy: Interior and Exterior Features

During its 2019 redesign, the Mazda3 was outfitted with a variety of distinguished styling choices designed to impress drivers and passengers alike. This stunning sedan houses several features not available with the Legacy:

  • Bose Speakers: The available 12-speaker Bose sound system ricochets music throughout your cabin in perfect balance, using perfectly positioned subwoofers and speakers.
  • KODO Design: Mazda brought their “soul of motion” design aesthetic to the 2019 Mazda3’s body, with curves and lines meant to reflect movement even while standing still.
  • Widescreen Display: The 8.8-inch widescreen console display your world in full color and clarity, putting everything you need at your fingertips, beautifully. The Legacy’s touchscreen is a bit smaller, coming in at 8 inches.
2019 Mazda3 Hatchback interior

2019 Mazda3 vs. Legacy: Reviews

Critics are quick to praise both Mazda and Subaru for delivering exceptional sedans to the market. The 2019 Mazda3 reviews repeatedly call out its spirited driving experience, with Edmunds saying, “the redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 delivers. For car shoppers looking for an upscale and fun-to-drive small sedan or hatchback, the 2019 Mazda 3 is a great pick.”

While Edmunds celebrates the Legacy for a wealth of features also present in the Mazda3, it also notes that “the Legacy doesn’t have as much panache as some more recently redesigned sedans.” For Fort Collins drivers looking for more style, the Mazda3 is the way to go.

2019 Mazda3 Hatchback parked

Safety Features

The 2019 Mazda3 is at the forefront of Mazda’s design philosophy, but it’s also at the cutting edge of safety technology. The i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technologies includes features like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, and a Lane Departure Warning System, among others. Several active and passive safety features work to keep you and your passengers safe, help you avoid accidents, and to mitigate the effects if a collision does occur. You will only find i-ACTIVSENSE® on Mazda vehicles — Subaru Legacy drivers are out of luck.

Experience the Mazda3 at Courtesy Mazda!

When you’re ready to take home a new sedan that outshines the competition, visit Courtesy Mazda for a 2019 Mazda3 test drive. We know you’ll love everything this model has to offer, and we’re providing a variety of new vehicle specials to make your purchase even more affordable. Contact us today to get started!

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**MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,045 destination charge (Alaska $1,090). Model shown priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary.

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