2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

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What’s not to like about the new 2009 Imprezza WRX?  It has all wheel drive, a turbocharged 2.5 L engine stolen right out of an STI and a zero to 60 mile per hour time that could make a grown man pee his pants.  Even with all that acceleration, the WRX does fair decent on the gas mileage by pulling down 18 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

The gas mileage is not to impressive compared to a Honda Civic, but I don’t see stock Civic SI’s putting down horsepower numbers like these.  Take a look, Subaru upped the power output of the standard WRX to 265 HP and 244 ft-lbs of torque from previous model years 224 HP and 226 ft-lbs of torque.

Subaru didn’t just mess with the engine, they also changed the handling characteristics to provide a firmer suspension feel with less under-steer than the 2008 WRX. In addition, the regular WRX comes in two body styles, a hatch and a sedan, both with curb weight of 3,175 lbs that is a staggering 220 lbs lighter than the STI version of the WRX.  But that’s not all, the new price of the  WRX is $24,995, $10,000 less than an STI.  Not bad for an all-wheel-drive, turbocharged, drives like its on rails, monster.

I guess the only question now is, what do you like better the five doors or four?

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1 comment so far ↓

#1 Marla Ahlgrimm on 10.14.14 at 5:44 am

This is a nice car and really you can always make a good investment by choosing the best car manufactured by the best company.

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