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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,615 $16,700
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $16,371 $17,510
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $17,028 $18,610
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $18,117 $19,800
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $19,132 $20,910
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $19,141 $20,920
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,230 $22,110
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,711 $17,495
5-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,628 $18,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,098 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,015 $19,995
5-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,949 $20,995
5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,866 $21,995
5-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $23,461 $24,850
5-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,400 $26,950
5-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $26,317 $27,950
5-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $27,245 $28,950
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,003 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 27 $19,920 $20,995
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,246 $16,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,163 $17,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $17,634 $18,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,551 $19,495
4-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,482 $20,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,399 $21,495
4-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $22,997 $24,350
4-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $24,935 $26,450
4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $25,852 $27,450
4-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $26,781 $28,450
5-Door Manual STI 17 23 $33,010 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Slvr Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,615
$16,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,700
$16,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$278 / month
$283 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility. The comfortable 2008 Subaru Impreza has broader appeal than the former model, without losing its personality—and it’s the only small sedan model in its price range with standard all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 52.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 36.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 114 87.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.9 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 102.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.8 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 19.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 61.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 35.4
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size Temporary T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2865 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.8 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 132 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 128 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
Transmission
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) 4.31 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.89 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.17 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Matrix Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl)
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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) 0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Double wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.7 -
 
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