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Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
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Coupe Brighton 1.8L Manual AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Coupe Coupe Brighton 1.8L Manual AWD 24 30 $12,818 $13,795
Impreza Coupe Coupe Brighton 2.2L Automatic AWD 23 30 $13,734 $14,795
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Automatic w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Manual w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Automatic w/ES 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Manual w/ES 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,486
$12,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,945
$13,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$249 / month
$230 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.8
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 32.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 84.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA -
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 67.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
26.3 -
Overhang, Front (in)
32.9 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.9 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
104.3 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
184.2 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
72.2 -
Height, Overall (in)
64.3 55.5
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 99.2
Liftover Height (in)
- NA
Track Width, Front (in)
- 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
- 172.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
46.5 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
71.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
46.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.4 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
51.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.75 9 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x 1.33 10.1 x 0.94
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 13.2
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.80 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.50 33.5
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
797 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R15SL Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
797 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R15SL 175/70R14
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/60R15SL 175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2330 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1854 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4220 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2250 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1269 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2600-2795
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 75
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 2400 120 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99A NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 1.8L/111
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
112 @ 4800 115 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.55
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
9 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.95
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Subaru Impreza Coupe
Body Code
107.9" WB -
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2330 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 -
Axle Type - Front
Twin-I-Beam -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.5 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2250 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.5 30
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 0.75
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Links
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Sub Compact

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