Compare 2008 Volvo V50 vs 2008 Subaru Impreza

2008 Volvo V50
2008 Subaru Impreza
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,206
$25,852
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,815
$27,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$447 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 36.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93 84.5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 180.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 58.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.71
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Channel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 15.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3321 3208
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I5 Turbo Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4400 226 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/149 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 6000 224 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo V50 Subaru Impreza Sedan (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA

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