Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2012 Chevrolet Camaro

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2012 Chevrolet Camaro
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5-Door Manual WRX
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
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2-Door Coupe 1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1LS 17 28 $22,348 $23,280
2-Door Coupe 2LS 18 29 $23,500 $24,480
2-Door Coupe 1LT 17 28 $24,268 $25,280
2-Door Coupe 2LT 17 28 $27,292 $28,430
2-Door Convertible 1LT 17 28 $28,972 $30,180
2-Door Coupe 1SS 16 24 $30,988 $32,280
2-Door Convertible 2LT 17 28 $32,812 $34,180
2-Door Coupe 2SS 16 24 $34,444 $35,880
2-Door Convertible 1SS 16 24 $36,796 $38,330
2-Door Convertible 2SS 16 24 $39,388 $41,030
2-Door Coupe ZL1 14 19 $51,931 $54,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$22,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$23,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Chevy Camaro isn't practical, but it's stunning to look at and offers scorching performance--even without the ZL1 package.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 29.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 35.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 112.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 75.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 190.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 54.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
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 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA R0B
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R0B
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 278 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA LFX
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 323 @ 6800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.58
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 10.2
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.63
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Coupe
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Chevrolet Camaro
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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