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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 28 37 $10,313 $11,015
4-Door Sedan LX 28 37 $11,024 $11,795
4-Door Wagon LX 28 37 $11,669 $12,505
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,445
$10,313
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$11,015
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$184 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 87.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 49.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 51.6
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) NA 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 174.7
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 53.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.2 98.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 12.8
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 9.0 x 1.48
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 31.5
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 195/60R15 P185/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA T71
Front Tire Size 195/60R15 P185/65R14
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA T71
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2690-2770 2457
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 14 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 8.45
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 75
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/136 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400 110 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 125 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA 99P
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.83
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.85
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Ford Escort
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 30
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Independent strut
 
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