Compare 2014 Subaru Impreza vs 2014 Volkswagen Golf

2014 Subaru Impreza
2014 Volkswagen Golf
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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 $21,072 $22,195
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Limited 27 36 $21,537 $22,695
5-Door Automatic 2.0i Sport Limited 27 36 $21,978 $23,195
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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
$17,104
$19,195
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,895
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Subaru Impreza remains the only option in its class to come equipped with standard all-wheel-drive, where many don't offer it all. It's tough, practical, and looks good, too. 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
25 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 92.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 41.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.1 101.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.4 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
180.3 165.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 46
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 11.3
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)
10.8 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2944 3102
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6200 170 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4200 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.5 L/151
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.87
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.19
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 7.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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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