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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$19,875
2 listings nationwide

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2009 Pontiac G8
Base
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$8,268
54 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

If you’re the type of driver who puts performance first—the kind who gets excited when you hear about the low CoG of a boxer engine and the on-edge performance of symmetrical AWD—the W...

2009 Pontiac G8
Base

The rear-wheel-drive G8 sedan represents Pontiac's newfound determination to live up to its once-glorious performance heritage. The 2009 G8 comes in three trims. The base G8 provides ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
5
Zephyr_4212 writes:
Great value for money
Handling Ranked 2014 Nissan GT-R Premium better.
"It is made to handle better then any other car out there"
Justin writes:
Love this car. Track ready but road wise. Super easy to drive, has some cool awd features and real zippy
GuruBLDRC writes:
Great on the road, fast and good handles but I traded it for a family car, now I have a 2018 Toyota Camry and ...
2009 Pontiac G8
Base
40
Guru93H7S writes:
Car is lighter and has very notable acceleration over the Camaro. Much rarer as well. It was produced in the ...
Handling Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe RWD worse.
"They handled very similar in most aspects, but the car seemed smaller and lighter. Traction control usually kicked in while shifting into second on the G8 GT. Also, while at higher speeds, there was more immediate acceleration by the G8 GT."
Back Seats Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Coupe RWD worse.
"Much roomier. It is a full size sedan with a performance motor."
Dave_D_05 writes:
Beautiful car. Sleek arrow dynamic styling. However, very limited on amenities, even for a car of its time. Th...
Power Ranked 2016 Chevrolet SS RWD better.
"LS3 415hp motor"
Handling Ranked 2016 Chevrolet SS RWD better.
"Magnetic ride control"
205Highland writes:
Great sport sedan. Fun to drive with great power and handling.
Power Ranked 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD worse.
"Engine is for performance v6."
Family Car Ranked 2006 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD better.
"More room thats it."

Specs

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD
2009 Pontiac G8
Base
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 16.9 gal 19 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
305 hp @ 6,000 RPM
256 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque
290 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
248 lb-ft @ 2,100 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.2:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
3,600 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.92 in x 3.11 in
3.7 in x 3.37 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Standard
Driver Airbag Optional Standard
Passenger Airbag Optional Standard
Front Side Airbags Optional Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Optional Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 4 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Air Conditioning Optional Standard
CD Player Optional Standard
CD Changer -- Optional
Radio Optional Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 43.5 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom 33.5 in 39.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 19 cu ft 17.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 173.8 in 196.1 in
Width 70.7 in 74.8 in
Height 58.1 in 57.7 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in 114.8 in

Available Options

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Hatchback AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Dark Gray Metallic
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Plasma Blue Silica
  • Satin White Pearl
  • WR Blue Pearl

Option Packages

  • Navigation System Package
  • 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • 10" Powered Subwoofer (DCJ)
  • Popular Package #1 (IYN)
  • SPT Black Exhaust Package
  • SPT Performance Exhaust
  • SPT Silver Exhaust Package
  • Sport Performance 1B
2009 Pontiac G8
Base

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