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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,246 $16,995
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,711 $17,495
4-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,163 $17,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $17,634 $18,495
5-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,628 $18,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,098 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,551 $19,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,015 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,003 $19,995
4-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,482 $20,495
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 27 $19,920 $20,995
5-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,949 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,399 $21,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,866 $21,995
4-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $22,997 $24,350
5-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $23,461 $24,850
4-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $24,935 $26,450
5-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,400 $26,950
4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $25,852 $27,450
5-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $26,317 $27,950
4-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $26,781 $28,450
5-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $27,245 $28,950
5-Door Manual STI 17 23 $33,010 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Slvr Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 24 32 $13,022 $13,895
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 23 31 $13,861 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring *Ltd Avail 24 32 $15,222 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring Value 24 32 $15,539 $16,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic * i Touring *Ltd Avail 23 31 $16,061 $17,155
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,322 $17,435
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Value 23 31 $16,379 $17,495
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 22 29 $16,779 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,209 $18,385
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 22 29 $17,246 $18,425
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $17,666 $18,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $18,132 $19,375
4-Door Sedan Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
5-Door HB Manual s GT 22 29 $18,617 $19,895
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 22 29 $18,990 $20,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
5-Door HB Automatic s GT 22 29 $19,502 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $19,875 $21,245
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,898 $22,340
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 26 $20,991 $22,440
5-Door HB Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,497 $24,055
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 GT 18 26 $22,590 $24,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,246
$13,022
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,995
$13,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$232 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The comfortable 2008 Subaru Impreza has broader appeal than the former model, without losing its personality—and it’s the only small sedan model in its price range with standard all-wheel drive. The 2008 Mazda 3 is easily one of the best compact cars for sale in the United States.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 94.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 177.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 11.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 2780
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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