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2012 Toyota Matrix 2012 Subaru Impreza 2012 Ford Focus
     
5dr Wgn Man L FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man L FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto L FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (Natl)
2.0i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 4-Door Manual
  • 2.0i 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i Premium 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Premium 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Sport Premium 5-Door Manual
  • 2.0i Sport Premium 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Limited 5-Door Automatic
  • 2.0i Sport Limited 5-Door Automatic
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn SEL
  • 5dr HB SEL
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $18,845 $17,495 $16,500
Invoice $17,808 $16,734 $15,635
Avg. Paid $14,052 $15,575 $11,867

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.1 8.5
Critics' Rating 6.9 8.9 9.4
Performance 6.8 8.4 8.4
Interior 7.2 8.4 7.7
Operating Cost 8.1 8.1 8.4
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.3
Reliability 4.0 2.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong reliability score
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Spacious interior
  • Superb handling
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Great fuel economy
Cons
  • Not as fuel-efficient as some rivals
  • Lackluster engine power
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/121
MPG 26 City / 32 Hwy 25 City / 34 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 5 Door Wagon Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 102.4 104.1 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 171.9 180.3 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.5 68.5 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 61.0 57.7 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2844 2910 2857

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.2 96.9 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39.8 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.5 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.3 55.6 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 52.2 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 37.1 38.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 35.4 43.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.2 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 43.7 53.1 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 49.4
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 13.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 132 @ 6000 148 @ 6200 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 128 @ 4400 145 @ 4200 146 @ 4450
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 36.0 34.8 36.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 34 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 14.5 12.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double Wishbone SLA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Optional
6-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard