Compare 2012 Audi A3 vs 2012 Subaru Impreza

2012 Audi A3
2012 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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4-Door Manual 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $16,734 $17,495
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,011 $17,795
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i 25 34 $17,475 $18,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $17,928 $18,795
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $17,936 $18,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,214 $19,095
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i 27 36 $18,392 $19,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,400 $19,295
5-Door Manual PZEV 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,678 $19,595
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $18,853 $19,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,131 $20,095
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,317 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 34 $19,306 $20,295
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,595 $20,595
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
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,517 $21,595
5-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,500 $21,595
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,795 $21,895
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
$25,361
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway. 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
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 96.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 104.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 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)
12.3 x - TBD - 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 2910
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 145 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 148 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.89
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.30
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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