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2009 Volvo V50

2008 Subaru Impreza

  2009 Volvo V50 2.4L 2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man WRX Open Doors
MSRP
$29,800
$16,995
Invoice $28,012 $16,246
MPG
City/Highway
18/31 17/27
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo V50 combines the available safety features and poise of a larger sport wagon with the efficiency and compactness of a small car. Read Full Review The comfortable 2008 Subaru Impreza has broader appeal than the former model, without losing its personality—and it’s the only small sedan model in its price range with standard all-wheel drive. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Maneuverable and easy to park
  • Agility and poise of a larger car
  • Quiet, refined interior
  • Great styling stands out from rivals

Dislikes:

  • T5 lacks manual transmission
  • Top T5 models are pricey
  • Choppy ride in T5

Likes:

  • Torquey engine and hard-to-fluster all-wheel drive
  • Very smooth, absorbent ride
  • Surprisingly capable handling
  • Quiet interior

Dislikes:

  • Steering doesn’t feel sharp
  • Backseat lacks legroom
  • Looks very plain
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available
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