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Selected Style SW1 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SW1 Manual 28 37 $10,975 $12,195
SW1 Automatic 27 34 $11,731 $13,035
SW2 Manual 27 37 $11,785 $13,095
SW2 Automatic 24 34 $12,541 $13,935
4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,975
$14,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,195
$15,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 50.7 51.0
Second Leg Room (in) 32.8 32.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.8 84.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.6 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 52.5
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.5 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 25.2 NA
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.0 57.1
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 99.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 25.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in) 56.8 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 176.9 172.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 39.7 -
Height, Overall (in) 54.5 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 29.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 48.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 58.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 36.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.9 x 1.2 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.7 10.1 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 12.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 18.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.1 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P175/70R14 195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P175/70R14 195/60R15
Spare Tire Size T115/70R14 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2390.9 2690-2770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 96 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 356
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 114 @ 2400 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code N/A NA
Displacement 1.9L/116 2.2L/136
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 100 @ 5000 137 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System SPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.250 3.55
Clutch Size (in) 8.27 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.172 1.37
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.605 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again w/4th & 5th OD NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.923 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.809 1.95
Trans Order Code N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.060 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.811 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Trans, Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn SW Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 28 30
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 28 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut-Type
 
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