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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
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $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
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,174 $25,595
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,482 $28,095
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,405 $29,095
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,123 $36,095
4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $19,666 $21,480
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$21,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 106.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 194.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 58.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 110.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62.6
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) - 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.1 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) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.1
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3208 3217
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 6000 177 @ 6500
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 244 @ 4000 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 34
Transmission
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.88 1.77
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.26
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.15
Summary
Body Style Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.9 6.7
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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