Subaru Impreza vs Mazda 3 vs Vauxhall Astra - specifications

 Subaru Impreza 1.5 RMazda 3 1.6 TSVaux. Astra 1.6 VVT Life
On the road price/total as tested"£12,495/£12,855""£13,340/£13,665""£13,565/£13,915"
"Residual value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A/N/A"£5,229/39.2 per cent""£4,232/31.2 per cent"
Running costs/contract hire41.4ppm/£27137.2ppm/£24637.3ppm/£253
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£605/£1,100""£558/£1,014"£537/£977
"Annual fuel cost (12,000 miles)""£1,811""£1,529""£1,440"
Insurance group/quote 4/£3035/£2746/£235
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service£220/£300/£430£115/£170/£160£155/£197/£155
Length/wheelbase "4,415/2,620mm""4,415/2,640mm""4,249/2,614mm"
Height/width"1,475/1,740mm""1,465/1,755mm""1,467/1,753mm"
Engine"4cyl boxer/1,498cc""4cyl in-line/1,598cc""4cyl in-line/1,598cc"
Peak power"106/6,000 bhp/rpm""104/6,000 bhp/rpm""113/6,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque"142/3,200 Nm/rpm""145/4,000 Nm/rpm""155/4,000 Nm/rpm"
Transmission"5-spd, man/4wd""5-spd, man/fwd""5-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel 60 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver52 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/down)"301/1,216 litres""346/1,285 litres""350/1,265 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,310/540/1,500kg""1,265/460/1,200kg""1,195/550/1,200kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.6 metres/0.34Cd10.9 metres/0.30Cd10.8 metres/0.32Cd
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs""3yrs (60,000)/3yrs ""3yrs (60,000)/1yr"
Service intervals/UK dealers "12,000 miles/84""12,500 miles/159 ""20,000 miles/781"
0-60/30-70mph12.9/12.9 secs10.9/11.3 secs10.1/10.0 secs
30-50mph in 3rd/4th 7.7/11.2 secs5.8/9.3 secs6.0/8.3 secs
50-70mph in 5th16.1 secs13.5 secs15.6 secs
Top speed 109mph114mph119mph
Braking 70-0/60-0/30-0mph 53.8/39.9/9.8 metres50.3/38.3/9.4 metres49.6/36.4/9.0 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph53/40/60/70dB52/38/58/69dB56/42/63/72dB
Auto Express economy/range28.7mpg/379 miles34.0mpg/411 miles36.1mpg/413 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 29.4/44.8/37.7mpg31.7/49.6/40.9mpg32.5/54.3/43.5mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket176g/km/22 per cent162g/km/19 per cent156g/km/18 per cent
Airbags/Isofix/parking/rain sensorsSix/yes/DFO/noSix/yes/£300/noFour/yes/no/no
Air-con/clim ctrl/leather/heated seatsYes/yes/no/noYes/yes/no/no£500/no/no/no
Alloy wheels/met paint/xenon lightsYes/£360/noYes/£325/noNo/£350/no
Auto gearbox/stability/cruise control"£1,000/no/no""£1,000/no/no"£450/£400/no
Elec sunroof/windows/folding mirrorsNo/yes/noNo/front/noNo/front/no
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeNo/yes/yesYes/yes/yesNo/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/MP3/BluetoothDFO/no/no/noNo/no/no/no"£1,250/£400/£75/£300"

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