Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2012 Dodge Challenger

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2012 Dodge Challenger
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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 SXT Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Rallye Redline 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe SXT Plus 18 27 $24,359 $25,195
2-Door Coupe R/T 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Classic 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe R/T Plus 16 23 $28,775 $29,995
2-Door Coupe SRT8 392 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
2-Door Coupe Yellow Jacket 14 23 $42,675 $44,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$24,359
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$25,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
A comfortable touring coupe most of the time, the retro-themed 2012 Dodge Challenger can turn in blistering musclecar performance when it's got a HEMI.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 48.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 91.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 197.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 33.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 116.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 75.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 63.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 12.6 x 0.4
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 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 19.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TWN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TWN
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3834
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 160
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 305 @ 6350
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 268 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.41
Summary
Body Style
Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Dodge Challenger
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Five-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.7
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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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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