Compare 2008 Subaru Impreza vs 2010 Toyota Matrix

2008 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $25,852 $27,450
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,163 $17,995
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,551 $19,495
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,399 $21,495
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $22,997 $24,350
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $24,935 $26,450
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $26,781 $28,450
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,246 $16,995
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $17,634 $18,495
Impreza Sedan (Natl) 4-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,482 $20,495
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 27 $19,920 $20,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic WRX w/Premium Pkg 20 25 $26,317 $27,950
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic i 20 27 $17,628 $18,495
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,015 $19,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $20,866 $21,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,003 $19,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI 17 23 $33,010 $34,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Gold Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Silver Wheels 17 23 $34,867 $36,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual STI w/Slvr Wheels/Nav 17 23 $36,537 $38,795
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual WRX 19 24 $23,461 $24,850
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual WRX w/Premium Pkg 19 24 $25,400 $26,950
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual WRX w/Sat/Nav 19 24 $27,245 $28,950
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,711 $17,495
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,098 $18,995
Impreza Wagon (Natl) 5-Door Manual i w/Sat/Nav 20 27 $19,949 $20,995
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5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD 25 31 $16,371 $17,510
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $19,132 $20,910
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $18,117 $19,800
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic XRS FWD 21 29 $20,230 $22,110
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual FWD 26 32 $15,615 $16,700
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $17,028 $18,610
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual XRS FWD 21 28 $19,141 $20,920
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,852
$16,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,450
$17,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. Not quite a utility vehicle, but a little more robust than a no-frills hatchback, the 2010 Toyota Matrix offers an appealing combination of frugality and versatility.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 114
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 171.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 61.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 10.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Temporary
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
226 @ 2800 128 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
224 @ 5200 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.85
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.34
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Toyota Matrix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.94
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 6.7

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