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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,113 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
5-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,577 $19,495
4-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,030 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,494 $20,495
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,182 $22,495
5-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,646 $22,995
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,387 $15,345
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,236 $16,255
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,028 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,793 $17,925
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,586 $18,775
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 21 29 $17,975 $19,185
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 21 29 $18,441 $19,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $18,721 $19,985
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,187 $20,485
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,268 $21,645
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 21 29 $20,734 $22,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,014 $22,445
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,480 $22,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$14,387
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$15,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$256 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat. The 2010 Mazda3 engages drivers like few other compact cars, though a little more room and less noise couldn't hurt.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 94.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 180.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.9
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-wheel
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
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 17.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.94
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
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 2868
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
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 EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.31
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone 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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 6.7
 
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