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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 Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
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
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
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
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.0 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 6.9 12.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 - TBD -
Tires
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
Front Tire Size P245/40YR18 P195/65R15
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3517 2910
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 130 - TBD -
Engine
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
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
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
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
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 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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