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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen Golf Review

Comparison Review

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

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 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Volkswagen Golf, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Volkswagen Golf have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza WRX is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Impreza WRX, which is slightly longer than the Volkswagen Golf.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru Impreza WRX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Golf.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza WRX has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Golf, 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 Volkswagen Golf. 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 Volkswagen Golf. The Subaru Impreza WRX has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Golf, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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

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 2.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 19 --
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
Invoice*: $24,543 - $34,495 $17,455 - $26,875

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