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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2014 Ford Focus ST Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Subaru Impreza WRX offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Ford Focus ST with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Ford Focus ST in the front seats.

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

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza WRX is a little narrower than the Ford Focus ST, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Impreza WRX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Ford Focus ST.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Impreza WRX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Ford Focus ST.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Impreza WRX is somewhat more powerful than the Ford Focus ST.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Ford Focus ST. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru Impreza WRX as you will in the Ford Focus ST.

Warranty
The Subaru Impreza WRX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Ford Focus ST.

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495

2014 Ford
Focus ST

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MSRP*: $24,115
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 19 23
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 --
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*: $24,543 - $34,495 $22,486

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