Road Tests Real world tests of Impreza WRX STI vs Camaro SS

0-60mph

Top speed

1/4 mile

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Reasons to consider the
Subaru Impreza WRX STI

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Lighter curb weight 3,319 lb vs 3,860 lb Around 15% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating
Front view of Chevrolet Camaro SS

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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe

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Much bigger engine 6,162 cc vs 2,457 cc More than 2.5x bigger engine
More powerful engine 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM vs 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM Around 45% stronger engine
More torque 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM vs 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 40% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Slightly faster in the quarter mile 13.1 s vs 13.5 s Around 5% faster at the drag strip
Better power-to-weight ratio 9.06 lb/hp vs 11.21 lb/hp Around 20% better power-to-weight ratio

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Impreza WRX STI  vs
Camaro SS 
Brand Subaru Chevrolet
Price 30,000 30,245
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2011 2009
City mileage 17 MPG 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG 24 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain 4WD RWD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 2,457 cc 6,162 cc
Cylinders Flat 4 V8
Fuels
Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,319 lb 3,860 lb
Width 70.7 in 75.5 in
Height 57.9 in 54.2 in
Length 180.3 in 190.4 in
Wheelbase 103.3 in 112.3 in

road tests

Impreza WRX STI  vs
Camaro SS 
Top speed 158 mph 155 mph
1/4 mile 13.5 s 13.1 s
0-60mph 5 s 4.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.21 lb/hp 9.06 lb/hp
Maximum hp 296 HP @ 6,000 RPM 426 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 300 ft-lb @ 4,000 RPM 420 ft-lb @ 4,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Rear brakes Disc Brembo Disc
Front wheels 457/? 216 508/? 203
Rear wheels 457/? 216 508/? 229
Subaru Impreza WRX STI
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Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe
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