Compare 2006 Subaru Impreza vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Subaru Impreza
2006 BMW 3-Series
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2.5 Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5 Manual i 22 29 $17,336 $18,295
2.5 Automatic i 23 28 $18,070 $19,095
2.5 Manual Outback Sport 22 29 $18,156 $19,195
2.5 Manual Outback Sport Sp Edition 22 29 $18,615 $19,695
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport 23 28 $18,890 $19,995
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport Sp Edition 23 28 $19,349 $20,495
2.5 Manual WRX TR 20 26 $22,562 $23,995
2.5 Manual WRX 20 26 $23,481 $24,995
2.5 Manual Beige Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Manual Black Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Automatic Beige Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 Automatic Black Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 w/Gold Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
2.5 w/Silver Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,336
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 178.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 11.8 x 0.94
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)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3016 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut 5-Link

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