Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
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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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4WD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 27 25 $31,577 $34,700
4WD 4-Door w/3rd Row Limited 27 25 $37,122 $41,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$31,577
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$34,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$578 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid sticks with the same formula that has worked so well for the 2008 Highlander hybrid—a spacious, feature-laden cabin and very efficient full-hybrid powertrain that lends serious environmental credentials to anyone behind the wheel.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 59.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 59.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 145.4
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 75.2
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 188.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 68.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 109.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 94.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 4508
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 209 @ 5600
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas/Electric V6
Fuel System
MFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 212 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.54
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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