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2014 Subaru Impreza vs. 2014 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Subaru Impreza than in the Volkswagen Golf, due to the Subaru Impreza's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Impreza as you will with the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Subaru Impreza is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Golf. 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 Impreza and the Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Impreza is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Golf, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Impreza, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Impreza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Subaru Impreza has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Golf, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza and the Volkswagen Golf. The Subaru Impreza has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Golf.

Warranty
The Subaru Impreza comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Golf.


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2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195

2014 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $25,200
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City MPG: 25 - 27 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 - 36 30 - 42
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $17,569 - $21,978 $19,195 - $24,192

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