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2013 BMW 128 vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza WRX than the BMW 128, 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 BMW 128.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 128 as you will with the Subaru Impreza WRX, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 BMW 128 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza WRX. 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 BMW 128 is much higher than that for the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Since the BMW 128 is much slimmer than the Subaru Impreza WRX, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 128 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza WRX.

With its lower torque, the BMW 128 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Impreza WRX.

The BMW 128 has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Impreza WRX, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

The BMW 128 has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza WRX, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

The BMW 128 has less seating than the Subaru Impreza WRX, making the Subaru Impreza WRX the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The BMW 128 has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza WRX, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the BMW 128 than that of the Subaru Impreza WRX.

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2013 BMW

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MSRP*: $31,500
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Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.99% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: 19 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 28 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,980 $24,543 - $34,495

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