Compare 2009 Chevrolet Impala vs 2008 Dodge Charger

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2008 Dodge Charger
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,719 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 19 29 $23,535 $24,645
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 17 27 $25,890 $27,110
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,296 $29,630
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $29,733 $31,135
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $21,009 $22,510
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 24 $24,641 $26,545
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 15 22 $26,756 $28,895
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 15 23 $29,204 $31,615
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 15 22 $31,094 $33,715
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 18 $34,679 $37,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,719
$21,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$22,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice. The 2008 Dodge Charger sedan has plenty of practicality and character--and thirst, with the big HEMI engines.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 56.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 104.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 200.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 120.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 16.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 12.6 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 38.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX TW1
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3637
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 625
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 140
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/214 2.7L/167
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800 186 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4000 191 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LZE EER
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.57
Trans Order Code
MX0 DGV
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4dr Sdn
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Dodge Charger
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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