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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon 2.4L FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD 2.4L 20 31 $28,012 $29,800
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.5T R-Design 18 26 $33,370 $35,500
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,711 $17,495
5-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,628 $18,495
5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,098 $18,995
5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,015 $19,995
5-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,949 $20,995
5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,866 $21,995
5-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $23,461 $24,850
5-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,400 $26,950
5-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $26,317 $27,950
5-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $27,245 $28,950
5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,003 $19,995
5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 27 $19,920 $20,995
4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,246 $16,995
4-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,163 $17,995
4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $17,634 $18,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,551 $19,495
4-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,482 $20,495
4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,399 $21,495
4-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $22,997 $24,350
4-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $24,935 $26,450
4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $25,852 $27,450
4-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $26,781 $28,450
5-Door Manual STI 17 23 $33,010 $34,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
5-Door Manual STI w/Slvr Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,012
$16,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,800
$16,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$497 / month
$283 / month
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TCC's 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.1 38.6
Second Hip Room (in) 50.7 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 52.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.1 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93 87.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.0 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 57.4 58.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 58.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 64.7 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 62.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 33.3 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 11.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.39
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3321 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4400 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/149 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.11 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.44 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.45
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo V50 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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