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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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 11.8
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55HR16
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x - TBD -
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
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
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
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
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
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Mazda Mazda3
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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