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2014 Audi A5 vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza WRX than the Audi A5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza WRX will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Audi A5.

Convenience
The Audi A5 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza WRX, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Audi A5 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Impreza WRX, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Audi A5 is much higher than that for the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Dimensions
Since the Audi A5 is much wider than the Subaru Impreza WRX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Audi A5, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Audi A5 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Handling
The Audi A5 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Audi A5 has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza WRX, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The Audi A5 has less seating than the Subaru Impreza WRX, making the Subaru Impreza WRX the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Audi A5 has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza WRX, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Audi A5 than that of the Subaru Impreza WRX.

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2014 Audi
A5

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MSRP*: $39,000
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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 32 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $36,270 $24,543 - $34,495

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