2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 2009 Subaru Forester

To start off, 2009 Subaru Forester is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Subaru Impreza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Subaru Impreza would be higher. At 2,501 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, both vehicles can yield 171 horse power. So under normal driving conditions, the acceleration of both vehicles should be relatively similar. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 138 kg more than 2009 Subaru Forester.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, both vehicles can yield 231 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Subaru Impreza 2009 Subaru Forester
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Impreza Forester
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2501 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 171 HP 171 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 231 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1608 kg 1470 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4570 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1710 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2620 mm
Fuel Consumption 8.7 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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