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2009 Subaru Impreza

2008 Dodge Caliber

  2009 Subaru Impreza Sedan i 2008 Dodge Caliber SE
MSRP
$17,495
$14,965
Invoice $16,734 $14,078
MPG
City/Highway
19/27 19/29
Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Whether as a sedan or wagon (hatchback), the 2009 Subaru Impreza has a distinct personality—bringing good performance and safety—that sets it apart from other small cars. Read Full Review The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Powerful engine and capable all-wheel drive
  • Quiet, refined interior
  • Combination of smooth ride with responsive handling
  • Handsome style of Outback Sport

Dislikes:

  • Low fuel economy for a small car
  • Cargo area in wagons is small
  • Automatic downshifts roughly
  • Could use more rear legroom

Likes:

  • Awesome available features
  • Comfortable seats
  • Impressive interior flexibility

Dislikes:

  • Interior materials are subpar
  • Difficult access to the backseats
  • Sharp edges of center stack can be a pain in the knee
  • Tepid acceleration in SE and SXT
  • Engine noise with CVT automatic
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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