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Selected Style 2013 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 $16,229 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 24 33 $17,053 $17,550
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 27 39 $17,578 $18,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 28 40 $18,388 $19,225
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 27 39 $18,653 $19,500
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $19,130 $20,000
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 28 40 $19,466 $20,350
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,945 $20,850
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 27 39 $21,805 $22,800
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 27 38 $22,283 $23,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $22,619 $23,650
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $23,096 $24,150
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $23,143 $24,200
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,287 $24,350
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $23,766 $24,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,052 $25,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $24,531 $25,650
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI are fun to drive, tractable in a wide range of conditions, and surprisingly comfortable and versatile; but the lack of an automatic transmission and poor fuel economy are factors that might limit their appeal. The 2013 Mazda 3 drives with a lot more sophistication and verve than you might expect for a small car this affordable, practical, and fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 33 mpg
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.43 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2866
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.8
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 148 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.970
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.307
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.310
Trans Type 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.755
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.166
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842
Trans Order Code NA
Vehicle Name Mazda Mazda3
Body Style Sedan
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5
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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