Compare 2008 Subaru Impreza vs 2008 Volvo V50

2008 Subaru Impreza
2008 Volvo V50
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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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4-Door Wgn 2.4L FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.4L FWD 20 28 $25,206 $26,815
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.4L FWD w/Snrf 20 28 $25,206 $26,815
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T AWD 18 26 $29,671 $31,565
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T AWD w/Snrf 18 26 $29,671 $31,565
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T FWD 19 27 $27,932 $29,715
V50 4-Door Wgn 2.5T FWD w/Snrf 19 27 $27,932 $29,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,852
$25,206
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,450
$26,815
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$447 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
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. The 2008 Volvo V50 has the efficiency and compactness of a small car with the available safety features and poise of a larger sport wagon.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.5 93
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 178.0
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
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 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.71 11.0 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)
16.9 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3208 3321
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/149
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
224 @ 5200 168 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbo Gas 4-Cyl Gas I5
Fuel System
MFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
226 @ 2800 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.98
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl) Volvo V50
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

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