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2009 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Manual i
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
4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,584 $19,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,049 $19,995
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,501 $20,495
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,966 $20,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
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 Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 22 30 $13,765 $14,339
4-Door Sedan Manual Popular Pkg 22 30 $14,197 $14,789
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition 21 28 $14,293 $14,889
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 30 $14,398 $14,999
5-Door HB Manual 21 28 $14,725 $15,339
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 31 $14,821 $15,439
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $14,859 $15,489
4-Door Sedan Manual Convenience Pkg 22 30 $14,974 $15,599
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 1 22 30 $15,235 $15,870
4-Door Sedan Automatic Popular Pkg 23 31 $15,253 $15,889
5-Door HB Manual Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,301 $15,939
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition 21 28 $15,349 $15,989
4-Door Sedan Automatic Sport 23 31 $15,454 $16,099
5-Door HB Automatic 21 28 $15,781 $16,439
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Convenience Pkg 21 28 $15,925 $16,589
4-Door Sedan Manual Touring Pkg 2 22 30 $15,934 $16,599
5-Door HB Manual Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $15,973 $16,639
4-Door Sedan Automatic Convenience Pkg 23 31 $16,030 $16,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 1 23 31 $16,291 $16,970
5-Door HB Automatic Convenience Pkg 21 28 $16,357 $17,039
5-Door HB Manual Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $16,405 $17,089
4-Door Sedan Automatic Touring Pkg 2 23 31 $16,990 $17,699
5-Door HB Automatic Regional Edition Touring 21 28 $17,029 $17,739
5-Door HB Automatic Touring Pkg 2 21 28 $17,461 $18,189
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$13,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$14,339
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$239 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.4
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 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sport brings all-wheel drive to the subcompact class, along with great visibility and an engaging driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 51.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 104.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 162.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 60.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 98.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.88
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 2668
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 143 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 136 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/122
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Suzuki SX4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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