Compare 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser vs 2010 Subaru Impreza

2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2010 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Wgn
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
PT Cruiser Classic 4-Door Wgn 19 24 $17,801 $18,275
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4-Door Automatic 2.5GT
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,801
$25,510
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,275
$26,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$450 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its standard all-wheel-drive system, the 2010 Subaru Impreza automatically has a leg up over many of its rivals in the small car segment. Throw in its strong performance and safety credentials and the Subaru is hard to beat.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
46.7 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 87.6
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
40.6 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.1 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 58.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
62.7 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
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)
21.6 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.62 x 0.35 10.3 x 0.39
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 x 0.9 10.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
TP1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3222 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4000 226 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EDZ NA
Displacement
2.4L/148 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5100 224 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.55
Trans Order Code
DFF NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic Subaru Impreza Sedan
Body Style
Small Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist beam Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Macpherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9

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