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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual GSR
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GSR 17 22 $33,038 $34,495
4-Door Sedan TC-SST MR 17 23 $36,104 $37,695
4-Door Manual 2.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,038
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,495
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$575 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and Ralliart might not make the best daily drivers, but they're among the most athletic, track-ready performers for the money. Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.2 96.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 33.3 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 104.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.3 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.8 59.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
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) 13.8 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.27 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size T145/70R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40YR18 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3517 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 130 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 291 @ 6500 148 @ 6200
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 300 @ 4000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code 4B11T NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 34
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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