Compare 2009 Subaru Impreza vs 2009 Toyota Matrix vs 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit

2009 Subaru Impreza
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2009 Toyota Matrix
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2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
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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
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2-Door HB Automatic S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rabbit 2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
Rabbit 2-Door HB Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
Rabbit 2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
Rabbit 2-Door HB Manual S PZEV 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
Rabbit 4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
Rabbit 4-Door HB Automatic S PZEV 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,510
$15,989
$16,555
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$17,100
$17,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$285 / month
$290 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.6
8.0
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. The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a high-quality compact vehicle throughout, though it's not particularly sporty or fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Small Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 114 94.0
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 40.5 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 43.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.3 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 39.3 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.6 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 59.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 102.4 101.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.5 69.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 171.9 165.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 61.0 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 61.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 19.8 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 10.8 11.34 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 10.2 10.24 x 0.47
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 13.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.0 35.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/55R16 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D17 Temporary - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 2965 3138
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Temporary Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 5.8 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
226 @ 2800 128 @ 4400 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 1.8L/110 2.5L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
224 @ 5200 132 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I5
Fuel System
MFI EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 28 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 1.56
Trans Type
4 4 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA & Tiptronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.34 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.24 3.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.85 4.04
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Toyota Matrix Volkswagen Rabbit
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon 2 Door HB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arm NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double wishbone Torsion Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper A-Arm NA Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 8 7

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