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5-Door Wagon Manual FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $17,809 $18,845
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $18,097 $19,565
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 32 $18,603 $19,685
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $19,199 $20,755
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $20,087 $21,715
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4-Door Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual 2.5i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
5-Door Automatic 2.5i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
5-Door Manual w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
5-Door Manual w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
4-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
4-Door Automatic w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
4-Door Automatic w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
5-Door Automatic 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Automatic w/Pwr Moonroof Value Pkg 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Automatic w/Pwr MR Pkg & TomTom Nav 2.5i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Manual w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
5-Door Automatic w/Pwr Moonroof & TomTom Nav Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,809
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,845
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$314 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Standard all-wheel drive and strong performance and safety credentials give the 2011 Subaru Impreza and Outback Sport some meaningful advantages over most other small cars, though poor fuel economy stands as a blemish.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
43.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 94.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
171.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
61.0 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.5 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
49.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 10.9 x - TBD -
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)
10.1 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Temporary - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2844 3075
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Temporary - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.8 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
132 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
EFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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)
4.31 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
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)
0.79 NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
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
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Rollover Rating

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