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2013 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Automatic 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,888 $21,995
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,352 $22,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,792 $22,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
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2-Door HB DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
GTI 2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
GTI 2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
GTI 2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
GTI 4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
GTI 4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
GTI 4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
GTI 4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition PZEV 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
GTI 4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg PZEV 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
GTI 4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
Golf 2-Door HB Automatic w/Conv PZEV 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
Golf 2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
Golf 2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
Golf 2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
Golf 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
Golf 2-Door HB Manual w/Conv PZEV 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
Golf 4-Door HB Automatic w/Conv PZEV 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
Golf 4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
Golf R 2-Door HB 19 27 $32,827 $34,195
Golf R 2-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $34,478 $35,915
Golf R 4-Door HB 19 27 $33,403 $34,795
Golf R 4-Door HB w/Sunroof & Navi 19 27 $35,054 $36,515
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,021
$24,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,895
$25,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$315 / month
$418 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Impreza retains the Subaru hallmarks of standard all-wheel drive, practicality, and durability, while packing in more features for the money—and it looks good doing it. The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 93.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.7
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.5
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)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 225/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 225/40R18
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2977 3080
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.618 0.92
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.581 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.658 1.46
Trans Type
CVT 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.885 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.667 3.98
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.262 2.15
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.700 4.06/3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.208 1.08
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 6.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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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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