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4-Door HB FWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD w/1SA 26 32 $15,375 $16,100
4-Door HB FWD w/1SB 21 28 $16,659 $17,445
4-Door HB AWD 20 26 $19,362 $20,275
4-Door HB FWD GT 21 28 $19,935 $20,875
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4-Door Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,113 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
5-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,577 $19,495
4-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,030 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,494 $20,495
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,182 $22,495
5-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,646 $22,995
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,375
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Passenger Car Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.4 87.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
171.1 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
20.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.19 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)
10.82 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 35.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGF NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2856 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
DOHC MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LAY NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.06
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Compact Car 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Vibe Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 6

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