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2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

4dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback

2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT

4dr All-wheel Drive Hatchback

2014 Kia Forte LX

4dr Sedan

2009 Subaru Impreza
(2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatchback shown)
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2009 Subaru Impreza
(2009 Subaru Impreza 4dr Hatchback shown)
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2014 Kia Forte
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*Does not include customer cash-back incentives or options
N/A N/A    $16,541*
MSRP $25,495 $27,495 $15,900
Destination Charge $695 $695 $800
Invoice Price $24,082 $25,978 $15,599
Total List Price $26,190 $28,190 $16,700
Available Engines 265-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium) 224-hp, 2.5-liter H-4 (premium) 148-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 5-speed manual w/OD 4-speed automatic w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed manual w/OD
Fuel Economy City 18 mpg 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 25 mpg 24 mpg 37 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver
Overall, Overall - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) - -
Front, Overall Front - -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) - -
Front, Driver's
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier - -
Front, Passenger's
Side, Overall Side - -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Front, Head/Neck - - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Good
Front, Retraints and dummy kinematics - - Poor
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Front, Chest - - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Front, Lower leg/foot - - Marginal
Front, Structure and safety cage - - Poor
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Good
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Good
Front, Overall evaluation - - Poor
Front, Hip/thigh - - Poor
Side, Overall Side Good Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Good
Overview 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive all wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, integrated roof antenna
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 10, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 10, automatic equalizer
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
6
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
11, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Available:
5, amplifier
N/A N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, automatic equalizer
N/A N/A
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A
Interior 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Air conditioning, front automatic automatic manual
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage Standard Standard Standard
Cargo net Available Available Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard N/A
Clock in-dash in-dash in-dash
Compass Available Available Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim Standard:
leather
Standard:
leather
urethane
Available:
leather/aluminum
Available:
leather/aluminum
N/A
Available:
urethane
Available:
leather/metal-look
N/A
Available:
leather/metal-look
Available:
titanium
N/A
Available:
titanium
N/A N/A
12V DC power outlet 2 2 2
Ashtray Available Available N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener Available Available Available
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Available N/A Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front front N/A
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Standard:
day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical mechanical
Remote trunk release N/A N/A mechanical
Retained accessory power N/A N/A Standard
Seatback storage pockets 1 1 Available:
1
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/metal-look leather/metal-look urethane
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Front seat type sport sport bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way 6-way
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 4-way
Front armrests center center Standard:
center
N/A N/A Available:
center sliding
Front head restraints fixed adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest N/A N/A Available
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth cloth
Entertainment 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted single
in-dash mounted 6-disc in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Available Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Available N/A N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Available Standard Standard
Speakers Standard:
4
Standard:
10
Standard:
4
Available:
10
Available:
11
Available:
6
Available:
5
N/A N/A
Amplifier Available Available N/A
Equalizer Available:
automatic
N/A N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD and digital media
N/A N/A
Navigation system Available N/A N/A
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
N/A N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A N/A Standard
Safety and Security 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control auto off auto off auto off
Delay off headlamps N/A N/A Standard
Headlight washer N/A N/A Standard
Daytime running lights Standard Standard N/A
LED brakelights Standard Standard N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) Available:
keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard Available
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit Available Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/100,000
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings Available:
body-colored
Available:
body-colored
N/A
Grille trim Standard:
black
Standard:
black w/chrome surround
black w/chrome surround
Available:
black w/body-color surround
Available:
black w/body-color surround
N/A
Fog/driving lights Available:
front
Available:
front
N/A
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door liftgate liftgate trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Available Standard Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass N/A
Spoiler lip lip Available:
lip
Roof rack Available Available N/A
Tires P225/45VR17.0 BSW performance P205/50VR17.0 BSW AS Standard:
P195/65HR15.0 BSW AS
N/A N/A Available:
P205/55HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
Standard:
15" steel
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
Available:
16" silver aluminum
N/A N/A Available:
steel
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel N/A
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval N/A
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 1.8L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Turbocharger intercooled turbo intercooled turbo N/A
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel all wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard N/A
Suspension tuning sport sport regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type independent double wishbone independent double wishbone semi-independent torsion beam
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard N/A
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A N/A Available
Transmission 5-spd man w/OD 4-spd auto w/OD Standard:
6-spd man w/OD
N/A N/A Available:
6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.90 3.90 Standard:
4.33
N/A N/A Available:
3.07
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available Available
Specifications 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 2009 Subaru Impreza 2.5 GT 2014 Kia Forte LX
Exterior length 173.8 " 173.8 " 179.5 "
Exterior body width 68.5 " 68.5 " 70.1 "
Exterior height 58.1 " 58.1 " 56.5 "
Engine 2.5L H-4 2.5L H-4 1.8L I-4
Horsepower 265 @ 6,000 rpm 224 @ 5,200 rpm 148 @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 244 @ 4,000 rpm 226 @ 2,800 rpm 131 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 18 mpg 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 25 mpg 24 mpg 37 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.92 / 3.11 " 3.92 / 3.11 " 3.19 / 3.43 "
Curb weight 3,142 lbs. 3,064 lbs. Standard:
2,736 lbs.
N/A N/A Available:
2,776 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,040 lbs. 4,040 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 103.1 " 103.1 " 106.3 "
Front track 58.9 " 58.9 " Standard:
61.5 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.1 "
Rear track 59.0 " 58.9 " Standard:
62.0 "
N/A N/A Available:
61.7 "
Turning radius 17.4 ' 17.4 ' 17.4 '
Drag coefficient .33 .33 .27
Front legroom 43.5 " 43.5 " 42.2 "
Rear legroom 33.5 " 33.5 " 35.9 "
Front headroom 40.3 " 40.3 " 39.1 "
Rear headroom 37.6 " 37.6 " 37.3 "
Front hiproom N/A N/A 53.8 "
Rear hiproom N/A N/A 53.1 "
Front shoulder room 54.8 " 54.8 " 56.1 "
Rear shoulder room 53.2 " 53.2 " 54.9 "
Luggage volume 19.0 cu.ft. 19.0 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 44.4 cu.ft. 44.4 cu.ft. 14.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 94 cu.ft. 94 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 16.9 gal. 16.9 gal. 13.2 gal.