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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover 22 30 $16,318 $16,999
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Premium 23 29 $18,216 $18,975
5-Door HB Manual AWD Crossover Technology 22 30 $17,950 $18,699
5-Door HB CVT AWD Crossover Technology 23 29 $19,006 $19,799
5-Door HB Manual FWD Sportback 22 30 $16,270 $16,949
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback 23 30 $17,422 $18,149
5-Door HB CVT FWD Sportback Technology 23 30 $17,902 $18,649
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 23 33 $13,294 $13,849
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD LE 23 33 $15,019 $15,645
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD Sport SE 23 30 $17,614 $18,349
4-Door Sedan CVT FWD LE Popular 25 32 $16,846 $17,549
4-Door Manual 2.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,583 $20,595
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,223 $21,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,982 $22,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,260 $22,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,423 $22,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,700 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,294
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,849
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$231 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Suzuki SX4 remains the lowest-priced car with all-wheel drive, and it's one of the best small-car values for the money. Crisply restyled, with higher gas mileage, more space inside, a nicer interior, and all-wheel drive standard, the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a newly compelling compact alternative.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small station wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 43.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 42.6 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.0 96.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 60.8 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 98.4 104.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 177.6 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x - TBD -
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 - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2833 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x - TBD - 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 6200 148 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 140 @ 4000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.30
Trans Type 6 5
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Suzuki SX4 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 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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