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  • 2009 Toyota Corolla

    #6 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • 2009 Subaru Impreza

    #14 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • 2009 Suzuki SX4

    #17 in 2009 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $15,350
    • $17,495
    • $13,299
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,064
    • $4,018
    • $2,970

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.1 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.2 /10
    • 8.6 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 7.9 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.4 /10
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.6 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.9 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Reliability
    • 4.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Comfortable seating
      • More standard features than the competition
      • Well-constructed interior
      • Good safety ratings
      • Standard all-wheel drive
      • Excellent handling
      • Well-equipped with standard features
      • Plenty of cargo space
      • Diverse model line includes crossover with all-wheel drive
      • Fun to drive
    • Cons
      • Not as sporty as the competition
      • All-wheel drive takes a hit on gas mileage
      • Below-average safety ratings
      • Few standard interior and safety features

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas I4 1.8L/110
    • Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150
    • Gas I4 2.0L/122
    • MPG
    • 26 City / 35 Hwy
    • 20 City / 27 Hwy
    • 22 City / 30 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 102.4
    • 103.1
    • 98.4
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 178.7
    • 180.3
    • 177.6
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.3
    • 68.5
    • 68.1
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.7
    • 58.1
    • 60.8
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 2723
    • 3053
    • 2668
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Front Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tires - Rear All-Season
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Steel Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Covers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Keyless Entry
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Door Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • 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.)
    • 92.0
    • 87.6
    • 104.0
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.8
    • 38.6
    • 39.6
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.7
    • 42.9
    • 41.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.8
    • 52.7
    • 53.3
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 53.0
    • 53.3
    • 51.0
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.2
    • 36.7
    • 37.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 36.3
    • 33.0
    • 35.8
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.6
    • 52.9
    • 52.8
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 43.9
    • 51.9
    • 42.6
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 16.6
    • 11.0
    • 15.5
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • All Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas I4
    • Gas Flat 4-Cyl
    • Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 1.8L/110
    • 2.5L/150
    • 2.0L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 132 @ 6000
    • 170 @ 6000
    • 143 @ 5800
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 128 @ 4400
    • 170 @ 4400
    • 136 @ 3500
    • Transmission
    • Manual w/OD
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.6
    • 35.4
    • 34.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 26
    • 20
    • 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 35
    • 27
    • 30
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 13.2
    • 16.9
    • 13.2
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Independent Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Torsion Beam
    • Double wishbone
    • Torsion Beam
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • Stabilizer Bar
    • w/Lower L-Arm
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • Stabilizer Bar
    • w/Upper A-Arm
    •  
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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