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4-Door Manual S PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual S 23 33 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic S 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $22,795 $23,745
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door DSG TDI 29 39 $25,051 $26,095
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4-Door Manual 2.5i
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,195
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.3
Brakes
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 x 0.5 11.3 x - TBD -
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)
11.8 x 1.0 10.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 3075
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
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
Steel - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door 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 - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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