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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe L 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 22 29 $14,604 $15,895
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 29 $15,329 $16,695
Coupe 2.5L Manual AWD w/GD Equip RS 22 29 $17,596 $19,195
Coupe 2.5L Automatic AWD w/GD Equip RS 22 28 $18,321 $19,995
2-Door Coupe GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GL 24 31 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic GL 22 28 $14,990 $15,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,494 $17,900
2-Door Coupe Manual GLS 24 31 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,535 $16,850
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLS 22 27 $17,499 $19,000
2-Door Coupe Turbo Manual GLX 25 31 $19,234 $20,900
2-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic GLX 22 27 $19,234 $20,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,604
$14,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$265 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.4 49.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 39.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 84.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 59.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 58.7
Wheelbase (in) 99.2 98.9
Liftover Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 4.2
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 161.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/60R15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2730 2769
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 149 @ 3600 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.2L/135 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.78
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Coupe Volkswagen New Beetle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Independent
 
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