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Selected Style 2.5 i Manual
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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 WRX TR 20 26 $22,562 $23,995
2.5 Manual WRX 20 26 $23,481 $24,995
2.5 Manual Black Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Manual Beige Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Automatic Black Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 Automatic Beige 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
2.5 Manual Outback Sport 22 29 $18,156 $19,195
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport 23 28 $18,890 $19,995
2.5 Manual Outback Sport Sp Edition 22 29 $18,615 $19,695
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport Sp Edition 23 28 $19,349 $20,495
2-Door HB 2.0T Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB 2.0T Manual 23 32 $20,240 $21,990
2-Door HB 2.0T DSG 25 31 $21,313 $23,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,336
$20,240
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$21,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$367 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 38.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 94.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 175.4 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 101.5
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 12.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.01
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 225/45WR17
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 205/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 225/45WR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3016 3308
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI Turbocharged FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32 (Est)
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen New GTI
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms Mcpherson Strut
 
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