Compare 2010 Subaru WRX vs 2009 Volkswagen GTI

2010 Subaru WRX
2009 Volkswagen GTI
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2010 Subaru WRX
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$21,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$23,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX and STI may not appeal to everyone; a lack of refinement and poor fuel economy make these poor daily drivers. Despite this, both cars are extremely entertaining, very comfortable, and safe. The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7
Passenger Capacity
5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6
Length, Overall (in)
165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47
Trans Type
6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09
Trans Order Code
NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
2 Door HB
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

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