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4dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i
  • 5dr Man 2.0i
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i
  • 4dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Premium
  • 5dr Man 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Premium
  • 4dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Limited
  • 5dr Auto 2.0i Sport Limited
  • 4dr Man WRX
  • 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX Premium
  • Premium 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX Limited
  • Limited 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX STI
  • STI 5-door Manual Wagon
  • 4dr Man WRX STI Limited
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto i Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man Mazdaspeed3 Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Man s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Man s Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring
  • 5dr HB Auto s Grand Touring
4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn S
  • 4dr Sdn SE
  • 5dr HB SE
  • 4dr Sdn Titanium
  • 5dr HB ST
  • 5dr HB Titanium

Prices

MSRP $17,895 $16,700 $16,200
Invoice $17,104 $16,229 $15,269
Avg. Paid $17,602 $14,255 $13,252

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.4 8.2
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.0 9.3
Performance 8.1 8.8 8.4
Interior 8.3 7.5 7.5
Operating Cost 7.8 8.2 8.4
Safety 9.6 9.2 9.0
Reliability 2.5 3.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive 
  • Ample rear legroom
  • Good fuel economy
  • Athletic handling
  • Composed ride
  • Great fuel economy with Skyactiv engine
  • Athletic handling
  • Attractive cabin materials
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Large turning radius
  • Complicated infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 25 City / 34 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 26 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.1 103.9 104.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 180.9 178.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.1 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.7 57.9 57.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2911 2866 2907

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 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
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
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.) 96.9 94.1 90.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.9 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.5 42.0 41.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.9 55.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.2 53.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.5 38
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 36.2 33.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 54.0 53.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.1 52.2 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.0 11.8 13.2

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional

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
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 148 @ 6200 148 @ 6500 160 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 145 @ 4200 135 @ 4500 146 @ 4450
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 34.8 34.2 36

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 33 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5 12.4

Suspension

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

Transmission

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