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2009 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Automatic GT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,510 $26,995
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic i 20 26 $17,651 $18,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,501 $20,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,349 $22,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual i 20 27 $16,734 $17,495
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $18,584 $19,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic GT 19 24 $25,978 $27,495
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic Outback Sport 20 26 $19,945 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic i 20 26 $18,115 $18,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic i w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $19,966 $20,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Automatic i w/Sat/Nav 20 26 $21,816 $22,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual Outback Sport 20 27 $19,028 $19,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual i 20 27 $17,198 $17,995
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Manual i w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $19,049 $19,995
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5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic FWD 25 31 $15,989 $17,100
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S AWD 20 26 $18,758 $20,500
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic S FWD 21 29 $17,888 $19,550
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Automatic XRS FWD 21 29 $20,084 $21,950
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual FWD 26 32 $15,229 $16,290
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual S FWD 21 28 $16,798 $18,360
Matrix 5-Door Wgn Manual XRS FWD 21 28 $18,994 $20,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,510
$15,989
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$17,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$285 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon (hatchback), the 2009 Subaru Impreza has a distinct personality—bringing good performance and safety—that sets it apart from other small cars. Can't make up your mind between coupe, sedan, or SUV? The versatile, economical, and safe 2009 Toyota Matrix might be the solution.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 114
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 43.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 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)
6.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 171.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 61.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 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)
10.8 x 0.94 10.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes 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)
3.0 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Temporary
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 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)
3053 2965
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Temporary
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - 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
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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 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
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 8

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