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Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2012 Buick Regal

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI Change
2012 Buick Regal Change
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Selected Style 5-Door Manual WRX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 17 25 $24,171 $25,595
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,174 $25,595
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,482 $28,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,405 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI w/Navigation 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,123 $36,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $25,972 $27,055
4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $27,350 $28,490
4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $28,704 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$25,972
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$451 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 37.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 98.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 190.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 107.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 44.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 19.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - 16
Front Tire Order Code NA QKE
Spare Tire Order Code NA P76
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKE
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 31
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.91
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Buick Regal
Body Style Wagon Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 8.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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