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Selected Style 4-Door Manual i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,711 $17,495
5-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,628 $18,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,098 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,015 $19,995
5-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,949 $20,995
5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,866 $21,995
5-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $23,461 $24,850
5-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,400 $26,950
5-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $26,317 $27,950
5-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $27,245 $28,950
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,003 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 27 $19,920 $20,995
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,246 $16,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,163 $17,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $17,634 $18,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,551 $19,495
4-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,482 $20,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,399 $21,495
4-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $22,997 $24,350
4-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $24,935 $26,450
4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $25,852 $27,450
4-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $26,781 $28,450
5-Door Manual STI 17 23 $33,010 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Slvr Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
4-Door Sedan Turbo Manual GLS 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
4-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic GLS 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,246
$15,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,995
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$283 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 88
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 172.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 9.1 x - TBD -
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 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5
Steering
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 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/65HR15
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) 3053 2853
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
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 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.78
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.24
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Independent
 
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