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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2013 Volkswagen Golf R Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Golf R 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 R.

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 Volkswagen Golf R, 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 WRX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Golf R. 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 R have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza WRX is about the same width as the Volkswagen Golf R. 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 R.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Subaru Impreza WRX and the Volkswagen Golf R 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 Volkswagen Golf R, 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 Volkswagen Golf R.

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 R. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Subaru Impreza WRX as you will in the Volkswagen Golf R.

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

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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MSRP*: $25,995 - $36,495
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2013 Volkswagen
Golf R

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MSRP*: $34,195 - $34,795
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Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 19 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 $32,827 - $33,403

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