2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza | NewCars.com

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2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 MINI MINI-Hardtop

2020 MINI
MINI-Hardtop

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$23,400 to $33,400
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$19,195 to $26,295
Invoice* $19,000 to $30,930 $18,308 to $24,866
MPG - City 26 - 28 22 - 28
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 30 - 36
Engine(s) I-3, Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 - 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** **** *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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 MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop.

Convenience
The Subaru Impreza requires fewer visits to the gas station than the MINI MINI-Hardtop, 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 MINI MINI-Hardtop 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. In this case, the MINI MINI-Hardtop will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Impreza.

Dimensions
Since the MINI MINI-Hardtop is much slimmer than the Subaru Impreza, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the MINI MINI-Hardtop, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Impreza.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the MINI MINI-Hardtop is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Impreza.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the MINI MINI-Hardtop than that of the Subaru Impreza.