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2015 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2015 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Volkswagen GTI offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Subaru Impreza with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen GTI.

Convenience
The Subaru Impreza requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Volkswagen GTI, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GTI will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Volkswagen GTI and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen GTI is much wider than the Subaru Impreza, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Volkswagen GTI has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Impreza, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen GTI has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Impreza. 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 Volkswagen GTI and the Subaru Impreza. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Volkswagen GTI as you will in the Subaru Impreza.

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

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2015 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $24,395 - $29,595

2015 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,695 - $23,295
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
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City MPG: 25 24 - 28
Highway MPG: 34 33 - 37
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $23,419 - $28,411 $17,846 - $22,070

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