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2009 Subaru Impreza 2009 Honda Civic 2009 Toyota Matrix
     
2.5i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Manual
  • 2.5i Premium 4-Door Automatic
  • 2.5i 4-Door Automatic with Navigation
  • 2.5 4-Door Automatic GT
DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Manual Coupe
  • DX Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Coupe
  • DX-VP Manual Sedan
  • DX Automatic Sedan
  • DX-VP Automatic Sedan
  • LX Manual Coupe
  • LX Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Coupe
  • LX-S Manual Sedan
  • LX Automatic Sedan
  • LX-S Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe
  • EX Manual Sedan
  • EX Automatic Coupe
  • EX Automatic Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • EX Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan
  • Si Manual Coupe
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Summer Tires
  • EX Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan
  • Si Manual Sedan with Summer Tires
  • EX Manual Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • EX Automatic Coupe with Navigation & Leather
  • EX-L Automatic Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation
  • Si Manual Coupe with Navigation & Summer Tires
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation
  • Si Manual Sedan with Navigation and Summer Tires
5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man S FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto S AWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Man XRS FWD (SE)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto XRS FWD (Natl)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto XRS FWD (GS)
  • 5dr Wgn Auto XRS FWD (SE)

Prices

MSRP $17,495 $15,505 $20,760
Invoice $16,734 $14,296 $18,994
Avg. Paid $9,674 $8,903 $11,667

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.5 8.4 7.4
Critics' Rating 8.2 9.5 7.3
Performance 8.0 8.3 6.8
Interior 7.7 8.2 7.6
Operating Cost 7.6 8.2 8.1
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.2
Reliability 2.0 3.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Excellent handling
  • Well-equipped with standard features
  • Excellent safety ratings
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • Above-average reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Quality interior
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Available all-wheel drive
Cons
  • All-wheel drive takes a hit on gas mileage
  • Terrible reliability score
  • Tight second row
  • Few standard features on base model
  • Underpowered base engine

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 1.8L/110 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 20 City / 27 Hwy 26 City / 34 Hwy 21 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 5 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.1 106.3 102.4
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 176.7 171.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.5 69.0 69.5
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.5 61.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3053 2630 3140

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Optional
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Optional
Heated Mirrors Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 87.6 90.9 114
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 39.4 40.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 42.2 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 53.7 53.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 51.9 52.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.4 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.0 34.6 36.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.4 52.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 51.0 43.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 61.5
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.0 12.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Optional Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Optional Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/110 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 6000 140 @ 6300 158 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4400 128 @ 4300 162 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Turning diameter 35.4 34.8 38.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 34 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 13.2 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double wishbone Multi-link Indpendent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Upper A-Arm Double Wishbone

Transmission

Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard Standard