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2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2023 Subaru Impreza Review

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2023 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

MSRP*: $49,550 to $51,550
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2023 Subaru
Impreza

MSRP*: $20,295 to $27,395
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MPG - City 22 MPG 22 - 28 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 MPG 30 - 36 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 152-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable, Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 152 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 176.2 in
Exterior Width 71.3 in 70.0 in
Leg Room Front 42.0 in
Rear 32.0 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 35.6 in
Front 39.8 in
Rear 38.0 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Impreza than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Impreza, which has a much lower MSRP.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a little wider than the Subaru Impreza, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Impreza.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less seating than the Subaru Impreza, making the Subaru Impreza the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.