Compare 2011 Volvo V50 vs 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI

2011 Volvo V50
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4-Door Wagon
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
4-Door Wagon w/Moonroof 21 30 $27,260 $29,000
4-Door Wagon w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,079 $25,495
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,082 $25,495
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Premium 19 25 $26,386 $27,995
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,386 $27,995
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX Premium 19 25 $26,389 $27,995
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,389 $27,995
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX Limited 19 25 $27,309 $28,995
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,309 $28,995
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX Limited 19 25 $27,312 $28,995
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,312 $28,995
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI 17 23 $32,169 $33,995
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,169 $33,995
5-Door Manual w/Navigation System WRX STI 17 23 $34,029 $35,995
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,029 $35,995
4-Door Manual w/Navigation WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,285 $37,345
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,285 $37,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,260
$24,079
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,000
$25,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$483 / month
$425 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 33.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 54.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
39.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.1
Liftover Height (in)
24.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
26.9 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
44.2 -
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)
38.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
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 - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3570 3208
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4800 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.88
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -

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