Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2012 Toyota Prius

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2012 Toyota Prius
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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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5-Door HB One (SE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB One 51 48 $21,864 $23,015
5-Door HB Two 51 48 $22,560 $24,000
5-Door HB Three 51 48 $23,799 $25,565
5-Door HB Four 51 48 $26,284 $28,235
5-Door HB Five 51 48 $27,744 $29,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$21,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$23,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Prius remains the highest-mileage car offered in the U.S., and it's a practical and capacious mid-size hatchback with room for five
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 93.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 175.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.7
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 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 67.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 10.2 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 - 10.0 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 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 34.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3042
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 105 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 98 @ 5200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 50
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 51
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Toyota Prius
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 3.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 10
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
--
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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