Compare 2014 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX - STI
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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4-Door Manual WRX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,540 $25,995
5-Door Manual WRX 19 25 $24,543 $25,995
4-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,848 $28,495
5-Door Manual WRX Premium 19 25 $26,851 $28,495
4-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,771 $29,495
5-Door Manual WRX Limited 19 25 $27,774 $29,495
4-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $32,635 $34,495
5-Door Manual WRX STI 17 23 $34,495 $36,495
4-Door Manual WRX STI Limited 17 23 $35,751 $37,845
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4-Door HB Automatic PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 23 30 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 30 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
4-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $25,248 $26,300
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,819 $26,895
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,540
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,995
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$433 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Volkswagen Golf hatchback offers excellent handling and a good ride, premium interior design and materials, and a range of engines--including the efficient TDI diesel--but at a premium price.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 92.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.2 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.5 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3208 3102
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 15 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
244 @ 4000 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/150 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 6000 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.19
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.04
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.56
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.87
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 (Est) 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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