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2014 Subaru BRZ vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Comparison Review


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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru BRZ as you will with the Subaru Impreza WRX, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru BRZ will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Subaru BRZ and the Subaru Impreza WRX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ is a little narrower than the Subaru Impreza WRX, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Subaru BRZ is slightly shorter than the Subaru Impreza WRX, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Subaru BRZ has much less torque than the Subaru Impreza WRX, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru BRZ is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Impreza WRX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The Subaru BRZ comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Impreza WRX.

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2014 Subaru
BRZ

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MSRP*: $25,595 - $27,595
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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 30 23 - 25
Engine(s): Horizontal Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 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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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,421 - $26,205 $24,543 - $34,495

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