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4-Door Wagon Manual Std
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual Std 29 36 $13,568 $14,670
4-Door Wagon Automatic Std 28 33 $14,308 $15,470
4-Door Wagon Manual XR 29 36 $14,641 $16,180
4-Door Wagon Automatic XR 28 33 $15,365 $16,980
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD Std 26 31 $15,831 $17,115
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD XR 26 31 $16,691 $18,445
4-Door Wagon 6-Speed Manual XRS 25 30 $16,968 $18,750
4-Door Wagon Automatic XRS 26 30 $17,492 $19,330
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5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS 21 27 $16,279 $17,695
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Automatic TS 21 27 $17,004 $18,495
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual Outback 21 27 $17,361 $18,895
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual RS 21 28 $17,640 $19,195
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic Outback 21 27 $18,086 $19,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic RS 21 27 $18,365 $19,995
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual WRX 20 27 $21,809 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Manual WRX 20 27 $22,263 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Spoiler WRX 20 27 $22,621 $24,690
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic WRX 19 26 $22,716 $24,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic WRX 19 26 $23,170 $25,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Spoiler WRX 19 26 $23,528 $25,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,568
$16,279
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,670
$17,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$245 / month
$295 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.3 33.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 90.4
Second Hip Room (in)
47.8 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
171.3 173.4
Height, Overall (in)
60.6 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 99.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- 40.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- 29.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
53.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 37.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 36.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 23.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 58.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 61.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 8.8 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 33.5
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.36 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.5 16.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2679 3045
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
126 @ 4200 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 6000 165 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Toyota Matrix Subaru Impreza Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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