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Selected Style 2.5 RS Sport Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5 Sport Manual RS 23 30 $17,022 $18,245
2.5 Sport Automatic RS 22 28 $17,756 $19,045
2.0 Sport Manual WRX 20 27 $22,798 $24,545
2.0 Sport Automatic WRX 19 26 $23,715 $25,545
2.5 Sport Manual Outback 23 30 $17,841 $19,145
2.5 Sport Automatic Outback 22 28 $18,575 $19,945
2.5 Sport Manual Outback Sp Edition 23 30 $18,299 $19,645
2.5 Sport Automatic Outback Sp Edition 22 28 $19,033 $20,445
4-Door Sedan i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i 28 35 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Automatic i 26 34 $12,801 $13,680
4-Door Sedan Manual s 25 32 $15,537 $16,615
4-Door Sedan Automatic s 24 29 $15,537 $16,615
5-Door Wagon Manual s 25 32 $15,994 $17,105
5-Door Wagon Automatic s 24 29 $15,994 $17,105
4-Door Sedan Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Manual Special Edition 25 32 $17,468 $18,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic Special Edition 24 29 $17,468 $18,685
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,022
$12,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,245
$13,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$304 / month
$228 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 28 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.9
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4 94.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 29.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.8 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 40.6 -
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 36.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 31.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 58.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 37.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.4
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 10.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3062 2696
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.31
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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 w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Wagon (Natl) Mazda Mazda3
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut E-type Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
 
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