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2016 Ford Focus ST vs. 2016 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Focus ST, due to its tank size and 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 Ford Focus ST is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Focus ST will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Focus ST is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Ford Focus ST takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Focus ST does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Focus ST has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Impreza. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Focus ST and the Subaru Impreza. The Ford Focus ST has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Impreza, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Ford Focus ST comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.

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2016 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,425

2016 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,795 - $23,595
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.49%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.48%
City MPG: 22 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 31 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $23,326 $17,938 - $22,347

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.