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Selected Style 4-Door Manual i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,049 $19,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,584 $19,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,966 $20,995
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,501 $20,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,349 $22,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,816 $22,995
4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
4-Door HB SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB FWD SE 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
4-Door HB FWD SXT 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
4-Door HB FWD R/T 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
4-Door HB AWD R/T 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
4-Door HB FWD SRT4 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$14,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$14,965
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$249 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 38.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 95.2
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 35.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 49.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 173.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 60.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 68.8
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 7.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 48.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 18.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Channel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.6
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/70R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TPB
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA TPB
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) 200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 2879
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 525
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 125 @ 5200
Engine Order Code NA EBA
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 148 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.77
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.16
Trans Order Code NA DD7
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Dodge Caliber
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Independent
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 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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