Compare 2008 Dodge Caliber vs 2009 Subaru WRX

2008 Dodge Caliber
2009 Subaru WRX
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4-Door HB R/T AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Caliber 4-Door HB R/T AWD 21 24 $19,943 $21,410
Caliber 4-Door HB R/T FWD 23 29 $18,032 $19,310
Caliber 4-Door HB SE FWD 24 29 $14,078 $14,965
Caliber 4-Door HB SRT4 FWD 19 27 $21,709 $23,350
Caliber 4-Door HB SXT FWD 24 29 $16,371 $17,485
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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual 18 25 $23,617 $24,995
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $25,925 $27,495
Impreza Sedan WRX 4-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $27,771 $29,495
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual 18 25 $24,082 $25,495
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual STI 18 25 $33,035 $34,995
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 18 25 $34,892 $36,995
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels/Nav 18 25 $36,562 $38,795
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual w/Premium Pkg 18 25 $26,389 $27,995
Impreza Wagon WRX 5-Door Manual w/Sat/Nav 18 25 $28,234 $29,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,943
$23,617
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,410
$24,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$417 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Caliber has a very practical layout and quite a few innovative features to get excited about, but it's lacking in driving enjoyment or refinement--even compared to its low-priced competition. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.2 87.6
Second Hip Room (in)
49.6 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.9 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.8 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.8 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.4 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.7 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
48.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
18.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 1.0 11.5 x 0.94
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)
10.3 x 1.4 11.3 x 0.71
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)
13.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 35.4
Steering Type
Performance Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
TT1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3312 3142
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.0 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 8.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
172 @ 6000 265 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbo Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4400 244 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
ED3 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.76 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.95
Trans Order Code
DAV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Caliber Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Body Style
Hatchback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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