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2011 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
5-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
5-Door Manual w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
5-Door Manual w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
4-Door Automatic w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
4-Door Automatic w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Automatic w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Automatic w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Manual w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
5-Door Automatic w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
4-Door Sedan Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,303 $19,545
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$14,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Standard all-wheel drive and strong performance and safety credentials give the 2011 Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport some meaningful advantages over most other small cars, though poor fuel economy stands as a blemish. The 2011 Mazda3 provides more driving enjoyment than most other small-car models, along with a stylish, racy look; but with a tight, noisy cabin, it’s not without compromise.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 11.8
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 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)
10.9 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.7 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3075 2859
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- 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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 100
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 5.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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