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Compare 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2010 Mazda MAZDA6

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Manual WRX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 18 25 $23,617 $24,995
5-Door Manual WRX 18 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 18 25 $25,925 $27,495
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 18 25 $26,389 $27,995
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 18 25 $26,848 $28,495
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 18 25 $27,312 $28,995
4-Door Manual Navigation WRX Premium 18 25 $27,662 $29,495
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX Premium 18 25 $28,126 $29,995
5-Door Manual w/Special Edition Pkg WRX STI 18 25 $31,239 $32,995
5-Door Manual WRX STI 18 25 $33,099 $34,995
5-Door Manual w/Gold BBS Pkg WRX STI 18 25 $34,838 $36,995
5-Door Manual w/Silver BBS Pkg WRX STI 18 25 $34,838 $36,995
5-Door Manual w/Gold BBS Pkg & Nav System WRX STI 18 25 $36,402 $38,795
5-Door Manual w/Silver BBS Pkg & Nav System WRX STI 18 25 $36,402 $38,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,649 $18,600
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,010 $19,470
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $18,930 $20,470
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $19,464 $21,050
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,293 $21,950
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 21 30 $22,087 $23,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $24,098 $26,085
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 17 25 $24,572 $26,600
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,357 $28,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$17,649
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$18,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$310 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mazda Mazda6 is the choice for driving enthusiasts who are also compelled to make a practical, family-friendly selection.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 101.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 109.8
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 193.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 16.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.71 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3142 3258
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.1 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.70 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.31
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
 
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