Compare 2006 Subaru Impreza vs 2006 Volkswagen Golf

2006 Subaru Impreza
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2.5 Manual i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5 Manual i 22 29 $17,336 $18,295
2.5 Automatic i 23 28 $18,070 $19,095
2.5 Manual Outback Sport 22 29 $18,156 $19,195
2.5 Manual Outback Sport Sp Edition 22 29 $18,615 $19,695
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport 23 28 $18,890 $19,995
2.5 Automatic Outback Sport Sp Edition 23 28 $19,349 $20,495
2.5 Manual WRX TR 20 26 $22,562 $23,995
2.5 Manual WRX 20 26 $23,481 $24,995
2.5 Manual Beige Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Manual Black Int WRX Limited 20 26 $25,775 $27,495
2.5 Automatic Beige Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 Automatic Black Int WRX Limited 21 26 $26,692 $28,495
2.5 w/Gold Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
2.5 w/Silver Wheels WRX STi 18 24 $31,044 $32,995
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4-Door HB GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $14,958 $16,030
4-Door HB GL Automatic 24 30 $15,822 $16,905
4-Door HB GLS Manual 24 31 $17,138 $18,390
4-Door HB GLS Automatic 24 30 $18,002 $19,265
4-Door HB GLS TDI Manual 37 44 $18,237 $19,580
4-Door HB GLS TDI Automatic 33 44 $19,310 $20,655
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,336
$14,958
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,295
$16,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$305 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 33.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.6 88
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.7 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
175.4 164.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
99.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 41.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 9.13 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 11.0 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Channel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.04
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 15.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3016 2857
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 115 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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