Originally Posted by flyboy1100
The Mazda 3 handles better stock than the impreza does, the higher pressure is probably why the skidpad wasn't as good
That actually depends. It does feel like it handles better, but Car And Driver found the Impreza had a higher skidpad speed and other tests have found the Impreza to actually handle better at higher speeds. The Mazda is faster though, helping it appear to handle better in some tests.