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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Transmission
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 30 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 19 MPG
Hwy: 25 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.4 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.5-liter Turbo Flat 4 Gas
Horsepower
252 hp @ 5500 rpm
265 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
270 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm
244 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,223 lbs
3,208 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
25 MPG
21 MPG
City
22 MPG
19 MPG
Highway
30 MPG
25 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 Tons/yr
8.6 (Est) Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
12.4 gallons
16.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
272.8 miles
321.1 miles
Cruising Range Highway
372 miles
422.5 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
171.7 in
173.8 in
Height
58.4 in
58.1 in
Max Width
71.7 in
70.7 in
Front Width
61.2 in
60.2 in
Rear Width
60.4 in
60.6 in
Wheelbase
104.3 in
103.3 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
6.1 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.9 in
43.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.1 in
40.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.6 in
54.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
53.9 in
53.4 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
33.4 in
33.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.9 in
37.6 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.6 in
53.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
52.8 in
53.3 in

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
23.8 ft³
19 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
44.8 ft³
44.4 ft³

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
34.8 ft

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18" x 7"
17" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7"
17" x 8"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P235/40YR18
P235/45WR17
Rear Tire
P235/40YR18
P235/45WR17
Spare Tire
Full-Size
Compact

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Shadow Black
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Hot Pepper Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Triple Yellow Tri-Coat
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

N/A
  • Carbon Black, Checkered Cloth Upholstery w/Red Stitching

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Not Available
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles