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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Sedan DSG 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,851 $24,845
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 22 33 $24,763 $25,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan Manual Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 22 33 $25,627 $26,695
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan DSG Automaticbahn w/Nav PZEV 24 32 $26,683 $27,795
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 33 $22,795 $23,745
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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
$22,795
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,745
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line 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 22 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 55.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 43.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.1 96.9
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.1 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.4 104.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.0 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System - TBD - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.4 10.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type - TBD - Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size 225/45R17H P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size 225/45R17H P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3124 2910
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700-5000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000 148 @ 6200
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 1.30
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 1.89
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68-2.92 4.11
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen GLI Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs 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.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.2 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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