Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza vs 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

2009 Subaru Impreza
2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
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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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2-Door HB Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,734
$15,456
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,495
$16,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$292 / month
$272 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
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 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a high-quality compact vehicle throughout, though it's not particularly sporty or fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 94.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 10.24 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)
10.8 x 0.94 11.34 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes 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 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 3072
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 10.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Rabbit
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm Multilink
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
6 7

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