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
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
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
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.2
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
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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