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 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
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 34.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 187.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 13.1
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P215/65R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3336
Wheels
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 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
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
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
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA 44F
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Ford Mustang
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.13
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone 3-Link/Panhard Rod
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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