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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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TCC Rating
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 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
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 34.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 87.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) NA 26.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 12.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 12.7
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.1
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size 195/60R15 P185/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2690-2770 2457
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Displacement 2.2L/136 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 37
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.23
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Ford Escort
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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