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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $24,817 $26,295
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium 21 28 $26,848 $28,495
4-Door Sedan CVT Premium 19 25 $27,948 $29,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Limited 21 28 $28,232 $29,995
4-Door Sedan CVT Limited 19 25 $29,332 $31,195
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
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Subaru WRX is no quicker than before, but beautifully balanced handling and spot-on steering are better than ever. 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 21 mpg 29 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 41 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 57.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.6 96.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 35.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.6
Front Hip Room (in) - 55.5
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 10.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45WR17 P205/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45WR17 P205/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3267 2781
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Engine
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2000 150 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6500 155 @ 6000
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 41
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.30
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru WRX Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 (Est) 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 100
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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