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2015 Volkswagen Beetle vs. 2015 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

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

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Volkswagen Beetle as you will with the Subaru Impreza, 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 Volkswagen Beetle is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Impreza. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Volkswagen Beetle and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Beetle is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Volkswagen Beetle is slightly shorter than the Subaru Impreza, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Volkswagen Beetle does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Volkswagen Beetle has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Impreza, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Volkswagen Beetle and the Subaru Impreza.

Utility
The Volkswagen Beetle has less seating than the Subaru Impreza, making the Subaru Impreza the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Volkswagen Beetle has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Impreza, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2015 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $20,195 - $25,195

2015 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,695 - $23,295
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City MPG: 23 - 31 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $19,387 - $24,187 $17,846 - $22,070

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