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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2015 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Altima than the Subaru Impreza WRX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Impreza WRX.

Convenience
With the Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima. 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 Nissan Altima have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza WRX is a little narrower than the Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Nissan Altima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza WRX has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, 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 WRX and the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Nissan Altima. The Subaru Impreza WRX has significantly less cargo room than the Nissan Altima, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Subaru Impreza WRX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Altima.

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $37,845

2015 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,300 - $31,950
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.48%
City MPG: 17 - 19 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 23 - 25 32 - 38
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $24,540 - $35,751 $20,867 - $29,531

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