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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
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4 94.3
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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