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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,848 $13,710
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 26 34 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 28 35 $14,975 $15,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 25 31 $15,805 $16,880
4-Door Sedan Manual s 26 32 $15,805 $16,880
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 25 31 $16,262 $17,370
5-Door Wagon Manual s 26 32 $16,262 $17,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Touring 25 31 $16,489 $17,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s Touring 26 32 $16,489 $17,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Automatic s Grand Touring 25 31 $17,935 $19,165
5-Door Wagon Manual s Grand Touring 26 32 $17,935 $19,165
2.5 i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5 Manual i 22 29 $17,336 $18,295
2.5 Automatic i 23 28 $18,070 $19,095
2.5 Manual Outback Sport 22 29 $18,156 $19,195
2.5 Manual Outback Sport Sp Edition 22 29 $18,615 $19,695
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport 23 28 $18,890 $19,995
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport Sp Edition 23 28 $19,349 $20,495
2.5 Manual WRX TR 20 26 $22,562 $23,995
2.5 Manual WRX 20 26 $23,481 $24,995
2.5 Manual Beige Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Manual Black Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Automatic Beige Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 Automatic Black Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 w/Gold Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
2.5 w/Silver Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,848
$17,336
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,710
$18,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$229 / month
$305 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.3 87.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 99.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 175.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55VR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/55VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2696 3016
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Engine
Fuel System MPFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6500 173 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.31 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 2.06
Trans Order Code - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear E-type Multi-link MacPherson Strut
 
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