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2016 Subaru Impreza vs. 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

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

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 Jetta, 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 Impreza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta. 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 Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Impreza is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Jetta, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Impreza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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

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

Performance
The Subaru Impreza has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta, 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 Jetta. The Subaru Impreza has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Jetta, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2016 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,295 - $22,595

2016 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,680 - $29,280
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.48% As low as 4.92%
City MPG: 25 - 28 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 34 - 37 33 - 40
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 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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Invoice*: $17,473 - $21,442 $16,973 - $28,109

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.