Compare 2013 Subaru Impreza vs 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

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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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,104
$14,923
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,895
$15,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$259 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 104.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.1 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.40
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2911 2804
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 125 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.972 0.88
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.454 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.296 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.738 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.333 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.888 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.111 3.93
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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