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Selected Style 2012 Subaru WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$14,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$253 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Both the 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI are fun, quick, and tractable in any driving situation; they're large enough for a family, remarkably practical, and their only downsides are the lack of an automatic and lousy fuel economy. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31
Trans Type 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.84
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.30
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.2
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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