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Selected Style 2009 Subaru WRX 4-Door Sedan Base
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Base 25 35 $14,540 $14,990
2-Door Coupe LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
4-Door Sedan LS 25 37 $14,955 $15,660
2-Door Coupe LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 25 37 $15,719 $16,460
4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 24 33 $15,719 $16,460
2-Door Coupe SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
4-Door Sedan SS 22 30 $22,466 $23,525
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TCC’s Bottom Line The 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is a niche model that won't appeal to everyone; it's extremely entertaining, remarkably comfortable, and very safe, but might disappoint those who value refinement and frugality for the daily grind. The price is right for the 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, yet most of its competitors offer a better overall value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 35 mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 46.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.0
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 49.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.9
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 12 x 0.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.6
Rear Tire Order Code RPJ
Front Tire Size P195/60R15
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code N2H
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60R15
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2783
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code LAP
Displacement 2.2L/134.3
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.02
Trans Order Code MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.58
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.35
Trans Type 5
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Cobalt
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Premium Ride
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Premium Ride
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 8
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