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
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 10.8
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
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
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
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.85
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Toyota Matrix
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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