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Selected Style 2010 Subaru WRX 2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$23,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$387 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI may not appeal to everyone; a lack of refinement and poor fuel economy make these poor daily drivers. Despite this, both cars are extremely entertaining, very comfortable, and safe. The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 101.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size 225/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 2 Door HB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
 
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