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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
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD S 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD S 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
5-Door Wagon Automatic AWD S 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
5-Door Wagon Manual FWD XRS 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
5-Door Wagon Automatic FWD XRS 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$15,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$16,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$272 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 26 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.6 114
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 171.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 102.4
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.5
Track Width, Front (in) 58.5 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 19.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 61.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x 0.39 10.2
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) 10.8 x 0.94 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System 4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 36.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D17 Temporary
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 2865
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Temporary
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 132 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.89
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.17
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.94
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 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 8
 
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