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4-Door Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
4-Door Manual S 22 30 $18,816 $19,510
4-Door Automatic PZEV S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
4-Door Automatic S 23 30 $19,915 $20,610
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
4-Door Automatic SE 23 30 $21,757 $23,240
4-Door Manual TDI 30 41 $23,200 $24,615
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $24,299 $25,715
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4-Door Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $17,659 $18,495
4-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,113 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
5-Door Manual i Premium 20 27 $18,123 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $18,576 $19,495
5-Door Manual i Premium Special Edition 20 27 $18,577 $19,495
4-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,030 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium 20 26 $19,040 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic i Premium Special Edition 20 26 $19,494 $20,495
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,182 $22,495
5-Door Automatic i Premium Navigation/Pwr Moon 20 26 $21,646 $22,995
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,816
$16,734
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,510
$17,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.7 87.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.1 42.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
179.3 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 58.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
32.8 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.9 -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.5 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3228 3053
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Four-link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6

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