Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
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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 2.5L Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Manual S 21 30 $18,400 $19,075
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Automatic S 20 29 $19,499 $20,175
4-Door 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Manual SE 21 30 $19,997 $21,425
4-Door 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.5L Automatic SE 20 29 $21,096 $22,525
4-Door 2.0L Manual TDI 30 41 $22,503 $23,870
4-Door 2.0L Automatic TDI 29 40 $23,602 $24,970
4-Door 2.0T Manual PZEV SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Manual SEL 21 31 $24,293 $26,065
4-Door 2.0T Automatic PZEV SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
4-Door 2.0T Automatic SEL 22 29 $25,392 $27,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,617
$18,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,995
$19,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$318 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.8
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 91.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
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)
- 32.8
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)
- 66.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 10.2 x 0.47
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 11.3 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3142 3228
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 10
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/151.0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7

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