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5-Door Wagon Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Automatic 25 30 $15,700 $16,795
5-Door Wagon Manual 25 31 $15,700 $16,795
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5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS 21 27 $16,279 $17,695
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Automatic TS 21 27 $17,004 $18,495
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual Outback 21 27 $17,361 $18,895
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual RS 21 28 $17,640 $19,195
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic Outback 21 27 $18,086 $19,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic RS 21 27 $18,365 $19,995
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual WRX 20 27 $21,809 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Manual WRX 20 27 $22,263 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Spoiler WRX 20 27 $22,621 $24,690
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic WRX 19 26 $22,716 $24,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic WRX 19 26 $23,170 $25,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Spoiler WRX 19 26 $23,528 $25,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,700
$16,279
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,795
$17,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$280 / month
$295 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
49.1 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 33.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 90.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
170.5 173.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 40.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.9 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 99.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
38.0 61.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 37.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 36.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
19.8 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 58.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.4 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.8 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.9 10.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.1 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/50VR16 P195/60HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2716 3045
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 4000 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
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
NA 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Mazda Protege5 Subaru Impreza Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms

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