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2015 BMW 428 vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the BMW 428 than in the Subaru Impreza WRX, due to the BMW 428's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 428 and the Subaru Impreza WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
With the BMW 428 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru Impreza WRX, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 BMW 428 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 BMW 428 is much higher than that for the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Dimensions
The BMW 428 is a little wider than the Subaru Impreza WRX, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 428, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 428 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Handling
The BMW 428 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 BMW 428 has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza WRX, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The BMW 428 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 428 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 BMW 428 than that of the Subaru Impreza WRX.

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2015 BMW
428

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MSRP*: $40,600 - $42,600

2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.11% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% --
City MPG: 22 - 23 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 33 - 35 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*: $37,350 - $39,190 $24,543 - $34,495

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