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2014 Scion tC 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 Scion tC, 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 Scion tC.

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

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 Scion tC 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. In this case, the Scion tC will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the Scion tC 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 Scion tC takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Impreza.

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

Handling
The Scion tC 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 Scion tC is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Impreza.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Scion tC and the Subaru Impreza. The Scion tC has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Scion tC comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza.

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2014 Scion
tC

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MSRP*: $19,210 - $21,440

2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.38% --
City MPG: 23 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 31 33 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Invoice*: $18,249 - $20,368 $17,569 - $21,978

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