Compare 2009 Subaru WRX vs 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

2009 Subaru WRX
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt
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2009 Subaru WRX
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4-Door Sedan Base
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$14,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.6
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
City
N/A mpg 25 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 51.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 49.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 87.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 13
Steering
Steering Type
- Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- N2H
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
- RPJ
Front Tire Size
- P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2783
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
- Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 150 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
- LAP
Displacement
- 2.2L/134.3
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 155 @ 6100
Engine Type
- Gas 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.58
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.35
Trans Type
- 5
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
- Chevrolet Cobalt
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Premium Ride
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 8

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