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2020 Subaru BRZ vs. 2020 Subaru Impreza Review

New 2020 Subaru BRZ

2020 Subaru
BRZ

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New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*
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$28,845 to $31,495
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$19,195 to $26,295
Invoice* $27,367 to $29,831 $18,308 to $24,866
MPG - City 20 - 21 22 - 28
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 30 - 36
Engine(s) Horizontal Horizontal
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Subaru BRZ, 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 Subaru BRZ.

Convenience
With the Subaru Impreza you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Subaru BRZ, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Subaru BRZ 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 Subaru BRZ and the Subaru Impreza have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru BRZ is about the same width as the Subaru Impreza. If you go with the Subaru BRZ, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Impreza.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Subaru BRZ transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Impreza.

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

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