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Selected Style 2-Door HB Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
2-Door HB Manual w/Tech Pkg TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
4-Door Manual 2.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,888 $21,995
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,352 $22,495
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,792 $22,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,371
$17,104
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,095
$17,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$302 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model. The 2013 Impreza retains the Subaru hallmarks of standard all-wheel drive, practicality, and durability, while packing in more features for the money—and it looks good doing it.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.500 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.300 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93 96.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.500 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.800 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.200 43.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.300 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.700 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.400 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 165.400 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 58.300 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.600 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 101.500 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.000 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.300 x 1.000 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) 10.200 x 0.500 10.8 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) 14.500 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.700 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 195/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 195/65R15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2968 2911
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.000 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 177 @ 4250 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5700 148 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.030 0.972
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.780 3.454
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.360 1.296
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.770 0.738
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.600 3.333
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.120 1.888
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.650 4.111
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Golf Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style 2 Door HB Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - 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 - -
Rollover Rating
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