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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Std Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Std 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
4-Door Wagon Automatic Std 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD Std 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
4-Door Wagon Automatic XRS 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
5-Door Wagon 2.5 TS Sport Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual RS 21 28 $17,640 $19,195
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic RS 21 27 $18,365 $19,995
4-Door Sedan Manual WRX 20 27 $22,263 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic WRX 19 26 $23,170 $25,295
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Spoiler WRX 20 27 $22,621 $24,690
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Spoiler WRX 19 26 $23,528 $25,690
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS 21 27 $16,279 $17,695
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Automatic TS 21 27 $17,004 $18,495
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual WRX 20 27 $21,809 $23,795
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic WRX 19 26 $22,716 $24,795
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual Outback 21 27 $17,361 $18,895
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic Outback 21 27 $18,086 $19,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,568
$16,279
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,670
$17,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$295 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating Read Our Full Review
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.2 90.4
Second Hip Room (in) 47.8 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.2 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.8 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 57.3
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 99.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 173.4
Height, Overall (in) 60.6 58.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - 29.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - 40.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 53.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 36.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - 33.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 58.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - 61.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 37.2
Brakes
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - 8.8 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.36 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.5 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2679 3045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 75
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 126 @ 4200 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 130 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
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) 3.94 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Subaru Impreza Wagon
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Parallel Links
 
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