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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE 25 34 $15,032 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 25 34 $16,277 $16,995
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 26 34 $17,139 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GT 22 31 $19,007 $19,845
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GT 23 30 $19,965 $20,845
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 18 25 $26,813 $27,995
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $19,342 $20,195
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
$15,032
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer family has a little more panache than most compacts, but it's missing some of the finer details. 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 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0 96.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3 12.0
Brakes
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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.0 x - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.09 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866 2910
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4250 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code 4B11 NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 6000 148 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 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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