Compare 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2012 Nissan Leaf

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2012 Nissan Leaf
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5-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 17 25 $24,171 $25,595
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,174 $25,595
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 17 25 $26,479 $28,095
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,482 $28,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 17 25 $27,402 $29,095
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,405 $29,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
4-Door Manual WRX STI w/Navigation 17 23 $32,263 $34,095
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,123 $36,095
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,379 $37,445
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4-Door HB SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $33,707 $35,200
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $35,668 $37,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,174
$33,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,595
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$587 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
25 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 50.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 98.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 51.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 31.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 175.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 61.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.4 -
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)
19.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 14.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 24.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.6
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 34.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 36.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3385
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 207 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
NA EM61
Displacement
2.5L/150 NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas Flat 4 Electric
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 NA
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 92
Battery Range (mi)
- 73
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 106
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 99
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 NA
Trans Order Code
NA RE1F61A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 7.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX Nissan LEAF
Body Style
Wagon 4 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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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