Compare 2013 Subaru Impreza vs 2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Manual 2.0i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
5-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 33 $19,280 $20,295
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,780 $20,795
5-Door Manual 2.0i Sport Premium 25 33 $19,768 $20,795
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Premium 27 36 $20,685 $21,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,888 $21,995
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,352 $22,495
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,792 $22,995
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2-Door HB Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $19,325 $20,130
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 23 33 $20,069 $20,905
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $22,075 $22,995
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
4-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $24,192 $25,200
2-Door HB DSG TDI 30 42 $24,322 $25,335
2-Door HB Manual TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $24,917 $25,955
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
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $25,973 $27,055
2-Door HB Manual w/Tech Pkg TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $26,534 $27,640
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $28,537 $29,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,104
$17,371
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,895
$18,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Impreza retains the Subaru hallmarks of standard all-wheel drive, practicality, and durability, while packing in more features for the money—and it looks good doing it. The 2013 Volkswagen Golf masterfully balances frisky performance, fuel-efficiency, and refinement in its GTI and even TDI editions, but as such it's priced as a premium model.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.800
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.200
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.500
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.300
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.700
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 93
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.500
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.600
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 101.500
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.300
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.700
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.400
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.000
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - 10.200 x 0.500
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)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.300 x 1.000
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.700
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2911 2968
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.738 0.770
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.333 3.600
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.888 2.120
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.111 3.650
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.972 1.030
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.454 3.780
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.296 1.360
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone 4-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
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
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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