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2014 Subaru Impreza WRX vs. 2015 Volkswagen GTI Review

Comparison Review

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

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 GTI, 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 Volkswagen GTI. 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 GTI have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Handling
The Subaru Impreza WRX has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI.

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 GTI. The Subaru Impreza WRX has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen GTI, 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 GTI.

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2014 Subaru
Impreza WRX

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

2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595
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City MPG: 17 - 19 25
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 $23,419 - $28,411

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