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Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2009 Chevrolet Malibu

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Manual
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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
5-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $28,234 $29,995
4-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $27,771 $29,495
5-Door Manual STI 18 25 $33,035 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 53.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 191.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 40.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3142 3415
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
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 -
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
Engine Type Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MFI MFI
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
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone 4-Link Independent
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
 
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