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2014 Volkswagen GTI vs. 2014 Subaru Impreza Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Volkswagen GTI offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Subaru Impreza. The Subaru Impreza 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 Volkswagen GTI 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 GTI 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 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. The Volkswagen GTI has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Impreza, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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


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2014 Volkswagen
GTI

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MSRP*: $25,095 - $29,695
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2014 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,395 - $23,195
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $250 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 21 25 - 27
Highway MPG: 31 33 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $24,091 - $28,507 $17,569 - $21,978

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