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

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Selected Style 2.5 RS Manual
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Transmission

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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 Coupe Automatic
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 7.58
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 11.93 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.9
Steering
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
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 100
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 18
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Mazda RX-8
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links Multi-Link
 
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