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5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS 21 27 $16,279 $17,695
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Automatic TS 21 27 $17,004 $18,495
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual Outback 21 27 $17,361 $18,895
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual RS 21 28 $17,640 $19,195
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic Outback 21 27 $18,086 $19,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic RS 21 27 $18,365 $19,995
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual WRX 20 27 $21,809 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Manual WRX 20 27 $22,263 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Spoiler WRX 20 27 $22,621 $24,690
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic WRX 19 26 $22,716 $24,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic WRX 19 26 $23,170 $25,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Spoiler WRX 19 26 $23,528 $25,690
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4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,279
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,695
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$312 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type
- Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 133.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
40.6 41.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 69.1
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 103.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
29.2 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 70.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
- 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 7.8
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
- 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
- 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 25.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
58.3 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
61.6 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.2 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
36.0 35.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.8 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.3 38.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 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)
8.8 x 1.4 9.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 10.94 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 38.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P195/60HR15 P225/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3045 3019
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 127 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99B
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Wagon Ford Escape
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Doors
Side Door Type
- NA

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