Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2009 Ford Mustang

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2009 Ford Mustang
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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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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 17 26 $18,877 $20,430
2-Door Coupe Premium 17 26 $20,758 $22,520
2-Door Convertible 17 26 $23,220 $25,255
2-Door Coupe GT 15 23 $24,979 $27,210
2-Door Convertible Premium 17 26 $25,100 $27,345
2-Door Coupe GT Premium 15 23 $26,734 $29,160
2-Door Convertible GT 15 23 $29,321 $32,035
2-Door Convertible GT Premium 15 23 $31,077 $33,985
2-Door Coupe Shelby GT500 14 20 $38,872 $43,125
2-Door Convertible Shelby GT500 14 20 $43,166 $47,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$18,877
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$20,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Mustang is a sport coupe that won’t appeal to everyone, but some will appreciate its retro style and power-over-poise attitude.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 84.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 46.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 187.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 11.8 x 0.75
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 11.5 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 33.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 T185/60R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 240 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA 99N
Displacement
2.5L/150 4.0L/244
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 210 @ 5300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.53
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Ford Mustang
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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