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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5i
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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 $14,801 $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
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,052 $20,345
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,079 $22,510
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,827 $23,310
5-Door HB Manual s Sport 20 28 $18,771 $20,045
5-Door HB Automatic s Sport 22 29 $19,521 $20,845
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,546 $23,010
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,294 $23,810
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Sport 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$14,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$263 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.5
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
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
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.31
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
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
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
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