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Compare 2013 Subaru Impreza vs 2013 Volkswagen Golf

2013 Subaru Impreza Change
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Selected Style 4-Door Manual 2.0i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 2.0i 25 34 $17,104 $17,895
4-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,021 $18,895
4-Door Manual 2.0i Premium 25 34 $18,815 $19,795
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Premium 27 36 $19,315 $20,295
4-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $20,888 $21,995
5-Door Manual 2.0i 25 33 $17,569 $18,395
5-Door Automatic 2.0i 27 36 $18,486 $19,395
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 Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,352 $22,495
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
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,792 $22,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 23 33 $17,371 $18,095
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $18,427 $19,195
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible 23 33 $18,268 $19,030
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
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $21,125 $22,005
2-Door HB Manual TDI 30 42 $23,266 $24,235
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
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
2-Door HB DSG TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,590 $28,740
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV 24 31 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible 24 31 $20,251 $21,095
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 31 $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
4-Door HB Manual TDI w/Tech Pkg 30 42 $27,481 $28,625
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 38.500
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.400
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 165.400
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
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
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 195/65R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2911 2968
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
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
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
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/151
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
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.296 1.360
Trans Type 5 5
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Body Style Sedan 2 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone 4-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.5 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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