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Compare 2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) vs 2005 Kia Rio

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Selected Style 2.5 RS Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5 Manual RS 23 30 $17,020 $18,245
2.5 Automatic RS 22 28 $17,754 $19,045
2.5 Manual RS w/Sport Pkg 23 30 $17,939 $19,245
2.5 Automatic RS w/Sport Pkg 22 28 $18,673 $20,045
2.0 Manual WRX 20 27 $23,256 $25,045
2.0 Automatic WRX 19 26 $24,173 $26,045
2.0 Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $24,633 $26,545
2.0 Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $25,550 $27,545
2.5 WRX STi w/Gold Wheels 18 24 $30,263 $32,445
2.5 WRX STi w/Silver Wheels 18 24 $30,263 $32,445
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 25 31 $9,800 $10,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 24 31 $10,660 $11,095
4-Door Wagon Manual Cinco 25 31 $11,225 $11,700
4-Door Wagon Automatic Cinco 24 31 $12,045 $12,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,020
$9,800
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,245
$10,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$304 / month
$170 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 51.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 31.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 88.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 56.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 6.0
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 166.9
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 94.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 66.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 9.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 9.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.87 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 30.8
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 P175/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2972 2403
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 104 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 104 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.6L/97
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.42
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.30
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Kia Rio
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Semi-Indep
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
 
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