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Selected Style 2014 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 29 41 $16,474 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic i SV 30 41 $17,495 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 29 41 $17,655 $18,445
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 30 41 $18,657 $19,495
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 29 41 $18,753 $19,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 30 41 $19,756 $20,645
4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 29 41 $21,761 $22,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 30 41 $22,766 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 28 39 $24,869 $25,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 28 39 $23,530 $24,595
5-Door HB Manual i Sport 29 40 $18,131 $18,945
5-Door HB Automatic i Sport 30 40 $19,136 $19,995
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 29 40 $19,231 $20,095
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 30 40 $20,234 $21,145
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 27 37 $24,008 $25,095
5-Door HB Manual i Grand Touring 29 40 $22,241 $23,245
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 30 40 $23,243 $24,295
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 27 37 $25,345 $26,495
Pricing
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$16,474
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
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$16,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$282 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Subaru WRX and STI lack an automatic transmission and decent fuel economy, but they're fun to drive in just about any weather, and they're comfortable for long commutes, too. The 2014 Mazda 3 stands out from the small-car crowd, with its sport-car-influenced proportions and sporty driving experience; but its tight, noisy cabin means that it’s not at all the best pick for pragmatists.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) - 35.8
Front Head Room (in) - 38.6
Passenger Capacity - 5
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.2
Second Head Room (in) - 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.4
Front Leg Room (in) - 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 96.3
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) - 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) - 180.3
Height, Overall (in) - 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) - 61.4
Wheelbase (in) - 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) - NA
Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 13.2
Steering
Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - NA
Rear Tire Size - P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code - NA
Front Tire Size - P205/60HR16
Spare Tire Size - Compact
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 2781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material - Steel
Spare Wheel Material - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
Rear Wheel Material - Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 155 @ 6000
Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code - NA
Displacement - 2.0 L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 41
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 33
Transmission
Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
Trans Order Code - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.03
Trans Description Cont. - Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.30
Trans Type - 6
Summary
Body Style - Sedan
Vehicle Name - Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front - Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
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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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