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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,072 $22,195
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,537 $22,695
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,978 $23,195
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Subaru Impreza remains the only option in its class to come equipped with standard all-wheel-drive, where many don't offer it all. It's tough, practical, and looks good, too. The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.9 96.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.1 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.4 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12 12.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65HR15 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2944 2781
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 X 6 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6200 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4200 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 29
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.89 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.38
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.30
Trans Type 5 6
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.6 (Est) 5.6 (Est)
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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