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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
2-Door HB Manual S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 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
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 15.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/55R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 3072
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 140
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Rabbit
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door HB
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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