Compare 2010 Subaru Impreza vs 2010 Toyota Matrix

2010 Subaru Impreza
2010 Toyota Matrix
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD 25 31 $16,371 $17,510
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $19,132 $20,910
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $18,117 $19,800
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic XRS FWD 21 29 $20,230 $22,110
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual FWD 26 32 $15,615 $16,700
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $17,028 $18,610
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual XRS FWD 21 28 $19,141 $20,920

Pricing

Invoice Price

$25,510
$16,371

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$26,995
$17,510

Monthly Payment Estimate

$450 / month
$292 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.6

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. Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility.

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Fuel Economy

City

19 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

51.9 43.7

Front Shoulder Room (in)

52.7 53.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

87.6 114

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 39.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

52.9 52.6

Front Leg Room (in)

42.9 41.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

53.3 52.3

Second Leg Room (in)

33.0 36.2

Front Head Room (in)

38.6 40.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

58.5 59.8

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.3 5.8

Length, Overall (in)

180.3 171.9

Height, Overall (in)

58.1 61.0

Track Width, Rear (in)

58.1 59.9

Wheelbase (in)

103.1 102.4

Liftover Height (in)

27.4 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

68.5 69.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.0 -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- 19.8

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- 61.5

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Yes NA

Brake ABS System

4-Channel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

NA Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

10.3 x 0.39 10.2

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)

10.8 x 0.94 10.8

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.9 13.2

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.5 16.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.4 36.0

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.0 3.1

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

NA - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P205/55R16 P205/55R16

Spare Tire Size

T125/70D17 Temporary

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P205/55R16 P205/55R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 1500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3053 2965

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

17 x - TBD - Temporary

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

7.4 5.8

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

356 - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

90 - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

226 @ 2800 128 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5L/150 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

224 @ 5200 132 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

MFI EFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

19 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 -

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Trans Type

4 4

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 2.34

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 1.55

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.90 4.24

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 0.70

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

NA -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.79 2.85

Summary

Vehicle Name

Subaru Impreza Sedan Toyota Matrix

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

NA 0.94

Suspension Type - Rear

Double wishbone Torsion Beam

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Upper A-Arm NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

NA - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

NA 0.79

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Lower L-Arm NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 -

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 6.7

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