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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Review

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

Convenience
With the Kia Optima Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru Impreza WRX, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Kia Optima Hybrid. 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 Kia Optima Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza WRX is a little narrower than the Kia Optima Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Subaru Impreza WRX, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Kia Optima Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Subaru Impreza WRX does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Impreza WRX has a much more powerful engine than the Kia Optima Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Impreza WRX is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Kia Optima Hybrid.

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $37,845
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2013 Kia
Optima Hybrid

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MSRP*: $25,900 - $31,950
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 19 35 - 36
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 39 - 40
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,540 - $35,751 $24,210 - $29,555

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