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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan L Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual L 23 29 $14,967 $16,295
5-Door Wagon Automatic L 23 29 $15,692 $17,095
4-Door Sedan Manual L 23 29 $14,604 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual Outback Sport 23 29 $16,592 $18,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 23 29 $15,329 $16,695
4-Door Sedan Manual RS 21 28 $17,686 $19,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 23 28 $18,411 $20,095
5-Door Wagon Automatic Outback Sport 23 29 $17,317 $18,895
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Body Style

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,604
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.8 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 32.5 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84.4 89.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 172.2 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 99.2 106.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 59.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.1 13.9
Brakes
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.38 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.24 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 37.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.1 39.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size 195/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 195/60R15 P205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2735 2603
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 590
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 149 @ 3600 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99L
Displacement 2.2L/135 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.42
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Ford Contour
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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