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2015 Subaru Impreza vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Impreza offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Golf with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Golf.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Golf requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Impreza will have less of an impact on your bank account 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
The Subaru Impreza has much less torque than the Volkswagen Golf, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Subaru Impreza and the Volkswagen Golf.

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. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru Impreza as you will in the Volkswagen Golf.

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

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2015 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,695 - $23,295

2015 Volkswagen
Golf

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MSRP*: $17,995 - $27,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.49%
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City MPG: 24 - 28 25 - 30
Highway MPG: 33 - 37 36 - 45
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $17,846 - $22,070 $17,455 - $26,875

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