Compare 2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) vs 2005 Mazda RX-8

2005 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl)
2005 Mazda RX-8
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2.5 Manual RS
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
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4-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 24 $23,460 $25,375
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,844 $26,875
4-Door Coupe Automatic Shinka Special Edition 18 24 $29,295 $31,700
4-Door Coupe Manual Shinka Special Edition 18 24 $30,005 $32,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,020
$23,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,245
$25,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$304 / month
$423 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 89.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 174.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 52.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 7.58
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 11.93 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 11.93 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.43
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 197 @ 7200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas Rotary
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent

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