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2014 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2014 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, drivers may find the Subaru Impreza a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the MINI MINI-Hardtop will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The MINI MINI-Hardtop is about the same width as the Subaru Impreza. If you go with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the MINI MINI-Hardtop transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Impreza, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less horsepower than the Subaru Impreza, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
The MINI MINI-Hardtop has less seating than the Subaru Impreza, making the Subaru Impreza the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The MINI MINI-Hardtop has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop than that of the Subaru Impreza.

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2014 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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MSRP*: $19,950 - $23,600

2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.50% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.08% --
City MPG: -- 25 - 27
Highway MPG: -- 33 - 36
Engine(s): I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 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*: $18,355 - $21,710 $17,569 - $21,978

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