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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 22 30 $12,824 $13,359
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 22 30 $14,398 $14,999
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 23 31 $15,886 $16,549
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Sport S 22 29 $15,550 $16,199
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport S 22 30 $16,606 $17,299
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 22 30 $17,038 $17,749
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport GTS 22 30 $18,142 $18,899
5-Door HB Manual FWD 22 29 $15,262 $15,899
5-Door HB CVT FWD 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB CVT FWD Technology 22 30 $17,038 $17,749
5-Door HB Manual AWD 21 28 $16,222 $16,899
5-Door HB CVT AWD 21 28 $17,278 $17,999
5-Door HB CVT AWD Technology 21 28 $17,998 $18,749
5-Door HB CVT AWD Touring 21 28 $19,198 $19,999
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $17,278 $17,999
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $18,382 $19,149
4-Door Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
4-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,113 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,030 $19,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,182 $22,495
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
5-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,577 $19,495
5-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,494 $20,495
5-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,646 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,824
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,359
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$223 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Suzuki SX4 delivers cheerful refinement at a remarkably low price; its only Achilles' heel is its fuel efficiency. With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small station wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.0 87.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 60.8 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 11.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2668 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6200 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPFI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.41 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Suzuki SX4 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 8.5
 
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