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Selected Style 2012 Subaru WRX 4-Door Sedan Manual DE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD DE 25 34 $15,032 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD ES 25 34 $16,277 $16,995
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD ES 26 34 $17,139 $17,895
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD GT 22 31 $19,007 $19,845
4-Door Sedan CVT AWD SE 22 29 $19,342 $20,195
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD GT 23 30 $19,965 $20,845
4-Door Sedan TC-SST AWD Ralliart 18 25 $26,813 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
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$15,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$15,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$262 / month
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer family has a little more panache than most compacts, but it's missing some of the finer details.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 180.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 8.0 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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.09
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 4B11
Displacement 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 152 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33
Trans Type 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Lancer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7
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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