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2020 Subaru Impreza vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2020 Subaru Impreza

2020 Subaru
Impreza

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$18,695 to $25,795
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $17,844 to $24,401 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 23 - 28 25
MPG - Hwy 31 - 36 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 feel a little more squished in the Subaru Impreza than in the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, due to the Subaru Impreza's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Subaru Impreza will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Impreza as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Impreza will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. 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 Impreza and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Impreza is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Impreza takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Impreza has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Subaru Impreza has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Impreza is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Impreza and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The Subaru Impreza has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Impreza is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.