Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2009 Chevrolet Malibu
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 18 25 $23,617 $24,995
5-Door Manual 18 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $25,925 $27,495
5-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $26,389 $27,995
4-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $27,771 $29,495
5-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $28,234 $29,995
5-Door Manual STI 18 25 $33,035 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 30 $20,416 $21,605
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 30 $21,267 $22,505
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 22 33 $23,346 $24,705
4-Door Sedan Hybrid 26 34 $24,149 $25,555
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 33 $25,401 $26,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$20,416
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$21,605
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$360 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Chevrolet Malibu is a top contender in its class in almost every way.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 97.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 191.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 10.87 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3415
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA LE5
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/146.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
MFI MFI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.95
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone 4-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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