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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.5i
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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $17,809 $18,845
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,087 $21,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$17,809
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$18,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$314 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.6 94.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 41.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 171.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 102.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 19.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 49.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 10.1
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 - 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Temporary
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3075 2844
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Temporary
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) 7.2 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.17
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 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Toyota Matrix
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 6.5
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 - -
Rollover Rating
 
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